n.1.The act of blowing up or inflating.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The complications were extra-peritoneal in sufflation, Omental and bowel injuries, and failed laparoscopy.20 Studies indicate that elevated intra-abdominal pressure prevents injuries.
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Such an effect was demonstrated by treatment of elderly patients with a small amount of ozone by rectal sufflation, which resulted in improved antioxidant status and reduced biomarkers of lipid and protein oxidation [131].