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Protrusion

Latin: protrudere – push
German: Protrusion

1 Definition

A protrusion is used to describe a prominence of tissue, structure or part of the body in front of another structure or its dystopia to the outside. The opposite of protrusion is retrusion.

2 Examples

Protusion of the discus intervertebralis ( predictor of spinal disc herniation)

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Specialties: Anatomy

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