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marsupialization

Pronunciation: mar-su'pe-al-i-za'shun

Definition: Exteriorization of a cyst or other such enclosed cavity by resecting the anterior wall and suturing the cut edges of the remaining wall to adjacent edges of the skin, thereby creating a pouch.

[L. marsupium, pouch]

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