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 (lăv′ĭj, lä-väzh′)
A washing, especially of a hollow organ, such as the stomach or lower bowel, with repeated injections of water.

[French, from Old French, from laver, to wash, from Latin lavāre; see leu(ə)- in Indo-European roots.]


(ˈlævɪdʒ; læˈvɑːʒ)
(Medicine) med the washing out of a hollow organ by flushing with water
[C19: via French, from Latin lavāre to wash]


(ləˈvɑʒ, ˈlæv ɪdʒ)

the cleansing of a bodily organ, as the stomach, by irrigation.
[1890–95; < French, =lav(er) to wash]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lavage - washing out a hollow organ (especially the stomach) by flushing with water
irrigation - (medicine) cleaning a wound or body organ by flushing or washing out with water or a medicated solution
gastric lavage - washing out the stomach with sterile water or a saltwater solution; removes blood or poisons; "when the doctor ordered a gastric lavage the hospital pumped out my stomach"


n. lavado, irrigación de una cavidad.


n lavado; bronchoalveolar — lavado broncoalveolar; gastric — lavado gástrico; peritoneal — lavado peritoneal
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Clinical deterioration warrants a step-up approach, with total parenteral nutrition, optimal wound care, drainage of intra-abdominal collections via percutaneous drains, repositioning of previously placed drains, and occasionally, re-exploration with abdominal lavage. Prevention of wound complications, percutaneous dilatation of stenotic segments in anastomosis, and pancreatic duct stenting are all adjuncts for management.
Woolfnson and Dulisch (1986) opined that abdominal lavage and placement of drain in abdomen is necessary in treating evisceration with contamination.
Thorough scrotal and abdominal lavage and removal of the source of sepsis are keys to successful management.