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linea dentata

English translation: pectinate line

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Italian term or phrase:linea dentata
English translation:pectinate line
Entered by: Alexander Chisholm
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15:40 Sep 28, 2011
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical (general) / bowel surgery
Italian term or phrase: linea dentata
This is in relation to an operation to repair an anal fistula:

"Il dolore è quasi assente e comunque ridotto, nonostante la sutura possa essere localizzata nel canale anale o sulla linea dentata"

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Alexander Chisholm
Local time: 02:22
pectinate line
Explanation:
The pectinate line (dentate line) is a line which divides the upper 2/3s and lower 1/3 of the anal canal.

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Note added at 20 mins (2011-09-28 16:00:46 GMT)
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"Nell'anatomia umana la linea pectinea detta anche (linea ano-rettale, pettinata o linea dentata) è una linea ideale che separa il retto dall'ano ... " see: http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linea_pectinea

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Note added at 22 mins (2011-09-28 16:03:12 GMT)
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Also see: http://fitsweb.uchc.edu/student/selectives/Luzietti/Painful_...

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Note added at 33 mins (2011-09-28 16:13:36 GMT)
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Looking up in English "dentate line" I find even more hits than for "pectinate". You can just use "dentate line" also, then ... I hadn't heard this term before, just knew "pectinate".
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Joseph Tein
United States
Local time: 17:22
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Many thanks, great answer.
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pectinate line


Explanation:
The pectinate line (dentate line) is a line which divides the upper 2/3s and lower 1/3 of the anal canal.

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Note added at 20 mins (2011-09-28 16:00:46 GMT)
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"Nell'anatomia umana la linea pectinea detta anche (linea ano-rettale, pettinata o linea dentata) è una linea ideale che separa il retto dall'ano ... " see: http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linea_pectinea

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Note added at 22 mins (2011-09-28 16:03:12 GMT)
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Also see: http://fitsweb.uchc.edu/student/selectives/Luzietti/Painful_...

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Note added at 33 mins (2011-09-28 16:13:36 GMT)
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Looking up in English "dentate line" I find even more hits than for "pectinate". You can just use "dentate line" also, then ... I hadn't heard this term before, just knew "pectinate".

Joseph Tein
United States
Local time: 17:22
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PRO pts in category: 246
Grading comment
Many thanks, great answer.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  SJLD: that's the one :-)
40 mins
  -> Tante grazie.

agree  casper: http://coloncancer.about.com/od/glossaries/g/PectinateLine.h...
1 hr
  -> ;-)

agree  Anthony Green: and some people also use the Latin term "linea dentata" - the simplest ones are the hardest sometimes!
2 hrs
  -> Thank you, Anthony

agree  Vincenzo Di Maso
7 hrs
  -> Grazie Vincenzo.
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