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hiatus

A break or gap. In discussions of land, an area of land that lies between two parcels but appears from legal descriptions and public records to not be a part of either.

Example: A parcel 1,000 feet by 1,000 feet has been divided. In writing the deeds, though, parcel C's description started at the southeast corner and proceeded northward only 495 feet rather than the full 500 feet necessary to meet the boundary with parcel B. The missing 5 feet is the hiatus. A court might hold that property C's grantor still owns the 5-foot parcel, or it might reform the deed, or it might find that the owner of parcel B adversely possessed the 5-foot parcel.

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In lateral view of fluoroscopy, the sacral hiatus could be identified as an abrupt drop off at the end of S4 lamina [21].
The ultrasound transducer was first placed transversely at the midline to obtain the transverse view of sacral hiatus (Figure 4).
Although ultrasonography cannot provide information regarding injectate spreading during caudal epidural injection as fluoroscopy, the presence of unidirectional flow, defined as one dominant color on color Doppler image, in the longitudinal view of sacral hiatus during injection (Figure 6) was reported to be predictive of successful caudal epidural injection [27, 28] and comparable treatment outcome as fluoroscopy-guided caudal epidural injection [28].
Kikuchi, "An anatomic study of the sacral hiatus: a basis for successful caudal epidural block," Clinical Journal of Pain, vol.
We found that the most commonly observed shape was inverted U (38.31%), majority of the bones had sacral hiatus at the level of S4 (66%), while the base of the hiatus was located at S5 vertebra (89%).
Usually, the fifth inferior articular process of sacrum is connected to the coccygeal cornua by intercornual ligaments and forms the sacral hiatus. But a huge anatomical variation has been observed and has been reported by various authors.
The success of caudal epidural block depends on the correct identification of the sacral hiatus and caudal epidural space.
After sterile preparation and draping, sacral hiatus identified with non-dominant hand and needle is placed into the skin at a 45-degree angle or less and advanced aiming cephalad, resistance is felt when sacrococcygeal ligament is passed.