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Descriptor in English: Fasciotomy
Descriptor in Spanish: Fasciotomía
Descriptor in Portuguese: Fasciotomia
Descriptor in French: Fasciotomie
Entry term(s): Fasciectomy
Tree number(s): E04.321
Scope note: Surgical incision on the FASCIA. It is used to decompress compartment pressure (e.g. in COMPARTMENT SYNDROMES; circumferential burns and extremity injuries) or to release contractures (e.g. in DUPUYTREN'S CONTRACTURE).
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
EC economics
ED education
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MO mortality
MT methods
NU nursing
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
History Note: 2017
See also the descriptors: Fascia MeSH
DeCS UI: 56686
Descriptor UI: D000071938
Date Established: 2017/01/01
Date of Entry: 2016/07/08
Revision Date: 2016/05/31
Fasciotomy - Preferred
Concept UI M000616066
Scope note Surgical incision on the FASCIA. It is used to decompress compartment pressure (e.g. in COMPARTMENT SYNDROMES; circumferential burns and extremity injuries) or to release contractures (e.g. in DUPUYTREN'S CONTRACTURE).
Preferred term Fasciotomy
Entry term(s) Fasciectomy



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