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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The width and cross-sectional area of each rectus muscle, width of the linea alba, and circumference of the abdominal cavity at the level of the L3 vertebra were measured.
'This condition requires immediate surgery to remove it and cleanse your abdominal cavity,' he said.
Stage IIB: The cancer has penetrated the wall of the colon into the abdominal cavity but does not invade the local lymph nodes.
Fluids had leaked into his abdominal cavity, and two days later he was in surgery.
When they opened the abdominal cavity, they saw that all organs were on the wrong side.
When they opened the abdominal cavity, all the other organs were on the wrong side.
Grouping of Lymph Nodes: Lymph nodes were grouped and numbered according to the revised criteria of Japanese Society for Esophageal Diseases.9 Cervical lymph nodes were divided into 101, 102, 103 and 104 groups, lymph nodes in the upper mediastinum were divided into 105, 106rec, 106pre and 106tb groups, those in the middle mediastinum were divided into 107, 108, 109 and 112 groups, those in the lower mediastinum were divided into 110 and 111 groups, and those in the abdominal cavity were divided into 1~11 groups.
In an interview, he said ectopic pregnancy occured when the embryo (fertilised egg) attached itself somewhere other than the uterus such as in one fallopian tube, abdominal cavity or cervix.
In peritoneal dialysis, the lining of the abdominal cavity acts like the external filter to cleanse the blood.
The operation was carried out after exploring the abdominal cavity from the bottom in the thoracic area where the tumor was stretched and pressed on the bladder.
Because of the high prevalence of relapse, it adds credence to the theory that the peritoneum - the membrane that lines the abdominal cavity and surrounds the internal organs - provides cancer cells with a refuge in which they are protected from the chemotherapy drugs," Dr Tabrizi added.