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cerclage

Pronunciation: sair-klazh′

Definition:

  1. Bringing into close opposition and binding together the ends of an obliquely fractured bone by a ring or by an encircling, tightly drawn wire loop.
  2. Operation for retinal detachment in which the choroid and retinal pigment epithelium are brought in contact with the detached sensory retina by a band encircling the sclera posterior to the insertion of the ocular rectus muscles.
  3. The placing of a nonabsorbable suture around an incompetent cervical os.

[Fr. an encircling, hooping, banding]

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