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1. Separation of tissues with sharp instruments (sharp dissection) or blunt instruments (blunt dissection) along tissue planes during surgery or autopsy. 2. A surgical procedure to expose and excise certain tissues, e.g., regional lymph node dissection. 3. The ripping or tearing of a vascular structure, e.g., at a site of trauma or within an aneurysm.
Venes, Donald, editor. "Dissection." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Taber's Online, www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/757075/all/dissection.
Dissection. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/757075/all/dissection. Accessed September 19, 2019.
Dissection. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/757075/all/dissection
Dissection [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 September 19]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/757075/all/dissection.
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