abdominal cavity


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Noun1.abdominal cavity - the cavity containing the major visceraabdominal cavity - the cavity containing the major viscera; in mammals it is separated from the thorax by the diaphragm
bodily cavity, cavum, cavity - (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body
abdomen, belly, stomach, venter - the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
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He added that the doctor carried out surgery on a woman in her 20s to reduce her abdominal cavity.
Left untreated, the appendix may swell and eventually burst, releasing bacteria, pus and faecal material into the abdominal cavity.
Ovarian cancer has a high mortality rate because it often has metastasised into the abdominal cavity before it is discovered.
SurgiQuest's patented AirSeal System optimizes the laparoscopic environment and provides unparalleled stability in the abdominal cavity during MIS.
So when a man gets kicked there, the pain travels up from each testicle into the abdominal cavity, via the spermatic plexus - the primary nerve of each testicle - and then into the spine.
A reciprocating atomic steam engine, weighing 4 1/2 pounds and measuring 6 by 3 inches, could be implanted in the abdominal cavity with a heat exchanger attached to the external iliac artery, reported Dr.
Offered magnetic resonance system must allow for the following types of examinations, for which we require surface coils or equivalent: examination of the abdominal cavity and small pelvis, examination of joints, including small joints and technology for targeted examination of cartilage, angiographic examinations with contrast and bezkontrastnE[degrees], whole-body examination in the quality of local coils , neurological examination, including examination of the brain using BOLD, perfusion examination, including examination of diffusion DTI and ADC maps.
Noah requested an ultrasound, which uncovered a large mass occupying the abdominal cavity, so he conducted a surgery at Al-Othman Hospital in Lattakia.
Concerns relevant to operative management in the obese include difficulty with patient positioning, access to the abdominal cavity, visualization, and ventilation.
He was born five weeks premature on January 18, 2009, with a congenital anomaly where his intestines were hanging out of his body and there was no abdominal cavity to hold these.
When doctors found the abdominal pregnancy, they immediately operated the woman and found the live fetus in her abdominal cavity, without the amniotic sac which provides nourishment to the fetus.
Washington, Dec 17( ANI ): Scientists have developed a spray foam that can be injected into a wounded soldier's abdominal cavity to help stop internal bleeding.