noun, plural se·ques·tra [si-kwes-truh]. /sɪˈkwɛs trə/. Pathology.
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Origin of sequestrum
OTHER WORDS FROM sequestrumse·ques·tral, adjective
Words nearby sequestrum
What is a sequestrum?
A sequestrum is a fragment of dead bone or other tissue that has separated from healthy tissue as a result of injury or disease.
The proper plural of sequestrum is sequestra.
Sequestra can occur in many different areas of the body, such as the arms, legs, feet, spine, and hips.
Example: The sequestrum is a bone fragment that was apparently chipped during a particularly forceful high-five.
Where does sequestrum come from?
The first records of the word sequestrum come from the 1800s. It comes from a Latin term meaning “something separated.”
Bits of bone or tissue that have separated from healthy tissue, such as through injury, are often described as necrotic, meaning that that portion of it is dead. Such sequestra can cause problems, including preventing proper healing of the affected area. They can sometimes be treated with medicine, but they often need to be removed through a sequestrectomy.
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What are some other forms related to sequestrum?
- sequestra (plural)
- sequestral (adjective)
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How is sequestrum used in real life?
Sequestrum is a technical medical term.
Patient with arthrodesis 1 year ago. Reference physician suspects osteomyelitis. You can see in the MRI and CT a osseous sequestrum in the talus. pic.twitter.com/rMTYkpPpEs
— Alexeys Perez (@ARTRORM) July 6, 2019
Chronic osteomyelitis of the femoral shaft on XR. frontal and lateral view: sequestrum (yellow arrow) surrounded by dense bone (involucrum, circled); sinus tracts to skin (red arrows).#FOAMed #MSKRad #radres pic.twitter.com/4OMsU3OUYK
— Gopal Punjabi (@CtSpectral) August 7, 2020
I can literally see the sequestrum on the plain film. I'd do a sinugram, and then sequestrectomy. May want to saucerise the cavity too.
— Adji-doctor (@bonesmith_) January 10, 2020
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Which of the following things is most likely to be considered a sequestrum?
B. bone fragment
How to use sequestrum in a sentence
If the sequestrum be not loose we must wait until it is movable.
The term exfoliation is sometimes employed to indicate the separation or throwing off of a superficial sequestrum.
In cases attended with suppuration, the swelling is incised and drained, and if there is a sequestrum, it must be removed.
These procedures may be carried out at the same time as the sequestrum is removed, or after an interval.
Sometimes the separated and displaced epiphysis dies and constitutes a sequestrum.