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epiplocele

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(ĕ-pĭp′lō-sēl) [Gr. epiploon, omentum, + kele, tumor, swelling] A hernia containing omentum.

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epiploenterocele

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(ĕ-pĭp″lō-ĕn′tĕr-ō-sēl) [″ + enteron, intestine, + kele, tumor, swelling] A hernia consisting of omentum and intestine.

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epiploic

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(ep″i-plō′ik) [ epiploon + -ic] Pert. to the omentum.

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epiploitis

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(ĕ-pĭp′lō-ī′ tĭs) [″ + itis, inflammation] Inflammation of the omentum.

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epiplomerocele

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(ĕ-pĭp″lō-mē′rō-sēl) [″ + meros, thigh, + kele, tumor, swelling] A femoral hernia containing omentum.

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epiploon

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(ep″i-plō′on″, ep″i-plō′ă) pl. epiploa [Gr. epiploon, omentum] The omentum, esp. the greater omentum. SEE: omentum.

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epiplopexy

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(ĕ-pĭp′lō-pĕks″ē) [″ + pexis, fixation] Suturing of omentum to the anterior abdominal wall.

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epiploscheocele

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(ĕ-pĭp″lŏs-kē′ō-sēl) [″ + oscheon, scrotum, + kele, tumor, swelling] An omental hernia into the scrotum.

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epiretinal

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(ep″i-ret′ĭn-ăl) [epi- + retinal] On the surface of the retina.

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episclera

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(ep″ĭ-skler′ă) [epi- + sclera] The outermost layer of the sclera of the eye.

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episcleral

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(ep″i-skler′ăl) 1. Pert. to the episclera. 2. Overlying the sclera of the eye.

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episcleritis

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(ĕp″ĭ-sklē-rī′tĭs) [″ + skleros, hard, + itis, inflammation] Inflammation of the subconjunctival layers of the sclera.

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episio-

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[Gr. episeion, epision, the pubic region] Prefix meaning loins, perineum, or vulva.

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episioperineoplasty

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(i-piz″ē-ō-per″ĭ-nē′ō-plas″tē) [episio- + perineo- + -plasty] Plastic surgery of the perineum and vulva.

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episioperineorrhaphy

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(i-piz″ē-ō-per″ĭ-nē-or′ă-fē) [episio- + perineo- + -rrha-phy] Repair of a lacerated perineum and vulva or repair of a surgical incision of the vulva and perineum.

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PATIENT CARE: The perineum is inspected at intervals to assess healing and to observe for indications of formation of hematomas or of infection. Throughout hospitalization, general patient care concerns apply. Perineal care is provided as needed, and the patient is taught correct perineal hygiene (wiping from front to back). To relieve pain, anesthetic sprays or creams are applied as prescribed. Other pain relief measures include local heat using a heat lamp, warm soaks, or sitz baths as prescribed. The patient is taught to apply these therapies.

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episioplasty

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(i-piz′ē-ŏ-plas″tē) [episio- + -plasty] Plastic surgery of the vulva.

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episiostenosis

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(i-piz″ē-ō-stĕ-nō′sĭs) [episio- + stenosis] Narrowing of the vulvar opening.

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episiotomy

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(i-piz″ē-ot′ŏ-mē, -pēz″) [episio- + -tomy] Incision of the perineum at the end of the second stage of labor to avoid spontaneous laceration of the perineum and ...

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