Referring to the back of the knee. For example, the popliteal fossa is the hollow behind the knee.
- Popliteal fossa
The hollow behind the knee.
- Popliteal pterygium syndrome
An inherited condition that is characterized by a web (pterygium) behind the knee. Facial abnormalities in popliteal pterygium syndrome are cleft palate (with or without cleft lip), pits in the lower lip, and fibrous bands in the mouth. Genital abnormalities in popliteal pterygium syndrome are underdevelopment of the labia majora, malformation of the scrotum, and […]
- Porcelain gallbladder
Calcification of the wall of the gallbladder. The gallbladder looks on ultrasound, abdominal X-ray and computed tomography (CT) as if it were made of “porcelain.” The calcification results from chronic cholecystitis (gallbladder inflammation) usually associated with gallstones. Patients with a calcified gallbladder have an increased risk of cancer of the gallbladder.
Having to do with swine. From the Latin “porcus” meaning “pig.” Historically, Porcine insulin is obtained from pig pancreas. A porcine skin graft is one in which pig skin is used, such as in surgical treatment of burns or other serious skin injuries.
A disorder of the central nervous system involving a cyst or cavity in a cerebral hemisphere of the brain. The cysts or cavities are usually the remnants of destructive lesions, but are sometimes the result of abnormal development. The disorder can occur before or after birth. Porencephaly has a number of different causes including absence […]