abdominal wall

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Noun1.abdominal wall - a wall of the abdomenabdominal wall - a wall of the abdomen    
abdomen, belly, stomach, venter - the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
paries, wall - (anatomy) a layer (a lining or membrane) that encloses a structure; "stomach walls"
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However, endometriosis has been identified in the pneumothorax, brain, and within the extraperitoneum, such as the abdominal wall. (1-3) Incidence of abdominal wall endometriosis can be up to 12%.
At exploratory laparotomy, a mass of around 30 cm x 25 cm was present extending from anterolateral abdominal wall into the retroperitoneum with multiple feeding vessels present, without any solid organ adherence [Figure 2].
A hernia is the protrusion of an organ through the wall of the cavity containing it, usually the intestine at a weak point in the abdominal wall.
It is defined as a combination of five abnormalities that are: defect in a midline supra umbilical abdominal wall, a sternal defect, an anterior diaphragmatic defect, a diaphragmatic pericardial defect and a congenital intra cardiac defect.
Abthera Therapy is a temporary abdominal closure system that allows surgeons to take control in managing challenging abdominal wall openings where primary closure is not possible and/or repeat abdominal entries are necessary.
Surgical company TELA Bio Inc and Aroa Biosurgery Thursday jointly announced the receipt of the the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) 510(k) clearance to market OviTex RBS for hernia repair and abdominal wall reconstructions, including the most complex cases.
[2] Abdominal wall is the most common location of desmoid tumors.
While most handlebar injuries are superficial due to focal force applied to the abdominal wall, it can also result in severe internal organ injury, traumatic abdominal wall hernia (TAWH) and evisceration.
Of the estimated 100,000 new colon cancer cases that are diagnosed each year in the United States, locally advanced disease with invasion of adjacent organs or abdominal wall constitutes approximately 10%-20%.
In the study, the researchers found the lower abdominal muscles of mice are particularly sensitive to estrogen, developing scar tissue in response to increases in estrogen levels that weaken the abdominal wall and eventually cause a hernia.
Hernia is a condition often characterized by protrusions of organs mainly intestines via a weakened section of abdominal wall. If the condition is left untreated then it results in widening of the split in the muscles thereby increasing the number of organs and tissues being pushed through the openings or weakened muscles along with the formation of a sac like structure.