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A piece of dead bone tissue formed within a diseased or injured bone, typically in chronic osteomyelitis.
- ‘Although bone sequestra and abscess are treated surgically, further extension of the operation may be counterproductive because it may expose healthy bone to the infection.’
- ‘The radiographs may reveal osteolysis, periosteal reaction and sequestra.’
- ‘Despite 77 courses of antibiotics, these 12 patients required an additional 17 surgical debridements to rid the pelvis of the bone sequestrum.’
- ‘Two of these patients underwent drilling of the lesions, one underwent internal fixation, and one had a loose body of the osteochondritis sequestrum removed.’
Mid 19th century: modern Latin, neuter of Latin sequester standing apart.
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