Cheesewiring

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In medicine the term cheesewiring describes any process in which cells or intercellular matrix are dissected either by the material being pressed through a taut element (as seen in red blood cells in microangiopathic hemolysis), or by the tension of a taut element pulling through (as seen in the stitches of a corneal transplant).

The term is derived from the use of a cheesewire to slice cheese. The pressure of the wire cuts through soft cheese and in what may seem unrelated, is analogous to sutures or anchors placed on tension within bodily tissues during surgery. When pressure is placed on sutures as in a hernia repair, eyelid lift and even newer technologies that use anchors to minimize breast droop (ptosis) after breast augmentation, the sutures pull through the tissue and nullify any support they were providing.