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tassement vertébral

English translation: vertebral compression

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French term or phrase:tassement vertébral
English translation:vertebral compression
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13:36 Jul 31, 2000
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French term or phrase: tassement vertébral
The text concerns transplantation and names a wide range of procedures of which I have found equivalences for most. this one, however, continues to elude me.
lefoque
vertebral compression
Explanation:
Even though both "compression" and "collapse" are considered in radiology as leading to fractures or as fractures, which may lead to wedging, curvature, or loss of height of the spine, I prefer "compression" because the "tassement" can concern part of the vertebral body whereas "collapse" gives me the notion that the totality of the vertebral body is involved and that it is sudden. Since the "tassement" process evolves with time,and not knowing at which stage the patient is, I would go with "compression".
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sktrans
Local time: 18:13
Grading comment
I agree vertebral compression works best. Thanks to everyone.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
navertebral compressionsktrans
nacollapse of vertebrae
Brigitte Gendebien
nacollapse of vertebrae
Yolanda Broad


  

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13 mins
collapse of vertebrae


Explanation:
From Termium:

English:Vertebral and Medullary Diseases

vertebral collapse s CORRECT

collapse of vertebrae s

French:Vertebral and Medullary Diseases

tassement vertébral s CORRECT,MASC

EX - L'apport de la biologie n'est pas négligeable dans l'ostéoporose, par ses éléments négatifs [...] Dans les suites immédiates d'un tassement vertébral, on peut observer une augmentation modérée et transitoire de la vitesse de sédimentation [...] s


    Reference: http://www.termium.com
Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 18:13
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 1551

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2 hrs
collapse of vertebrae


Explanation:
tassement vertébraux

W.J. Gladstone, Dictionnaire anglais-français des sciences médicales et paramédicales, Ediserm Inc., Maloine S.A., 1990

"The collapse of vertebrae leads to increased curvature of the spine and loss of height." (http://www.medinfo.co.uk/conditions/osteoporosis.html)



    Reference: http://www.cosy.com/cal99/nyasorth.htm
    Reference: http://thriveonline.oxygen.com/health/experts/bill/bill.07-2...
Brigitte Gendebien
Belgium
Local time: 00:13
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 192

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Heathcliff
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4 hrs
vertebral compression


Explanation:
Even though both "compression" and "collapse" are considered in radiology as leading to fractures or as fractures, which may lead to wedging, curvature, or loss of height of the spine, I prefer "compression" because the "tassement" can concern part of the vertebral body whereas "collapse" gives me the notion that the totality of the vertebral body is involved and that it is sudden. Since the "tassement" process evolves with time,and not knowing at which stage the patient is, I would go with "compression".


    No web sites used. I was reading bone radiology reports for the past few weeks and therefore this is my answer.
sktrans
Local time: 18:13
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 761
Grading comment
I agree vertebral compression works best. Thanks to everyone.

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