CVA

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CVA

abbr.
cerebrovascular accident

CVA

abbreviation for
(Pathology) cerebrovascular accident

CVA

1. cerebrovascular accident. See stroke 1 (def. 5).
2. Columbia Valley Authority.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.CVA - a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brainCVA - a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain
attack - a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition; "an attack of diarrhea"
ischaemic stroke, ischemic stroke - the most common kind of stroke; caused by an interruption in the flow of blood to the brain (as from a clot blocking a blood vessel)
haemorrhagic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke - stroke caused by the rupture of a blood vessel in the brain
cerebral hemorrhage - bleeding from a ruptured blood vessel in the brain
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Each patient was examined to document presence of costovertebral angle tenderness.
Physical examination showed left-sided costovertebral angle knocking tenderness and a large right-sided irreducible inguinoscrotal hernia.
On physical examination, his abdomen was distended and tense, but without any tenderness on palpation or any costovertebral angle tenderness.
The abdomen was tender to palpation in the right lower quadrant, right costovertebral angle tenderness was present, bowel sounds were present and there was no rebound tenderness.
This is seen on the lateral view with rounding of the costovertebral angle as well as on the frontal view with the disappearance of the right costophrenic angle.