surgical emphysema

n.

Subcutaneous emphysema from air trapped in the tissues during a surgical operation or by injury.

Nearby words

  1. surgical abdomen,
  2. surgical anatomy,
  3. surgical anesthesia,
  4. surgical boot,
  5. surgical diathermy,
  6. surgical microscope,
  7. surgical needle,
  8. surgical pathology,
  9. surgical prosthesis,
  10. surgical spirit


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