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degloving

Pronunciation: de'gluv'ing

Definition:

  1. Intraoral surgical exposure of the anterior mandible used in various orthognathic surgical operations such as genioplasty or mandibular alveolar surgery.
  2. Intraoral exposure of the midfacial skeleton used in various operations on the nose and paranasal sinuses particularly for excision of neoplasms.

See: degloving injury

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