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CVA

abbr.
cerebrovascular accident
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CVA

abbreviation for
(Pathology) cerebrovascular accident
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CVA

1. cerebrovascular accident. See stroke 1 (def. 5).
2. Columbia Valley Authority.
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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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While flank pain or costovertebral angle tenderness may prompt this consideration in the nonpregnant patient, an acute abdomen in a pregnant patient may not.
Physical exam findings included right lower quadrant tenderness and right costovertebral angle tenderness.
Her abdomen was enlarged 5 cm above the umbilicus, and we recognized the left costovertebral angle knock pain.
Patients included in the study were 18-80 years old, who presented with unilateral flank or costovertebral angle pain with or without other clinical features suggestive of renal or ureteric calculus based on clinician's judgement.
Physical examination found deep tenderness at McBurney's point and abdominal rebound tenderness, while there was not tenderness when eliciting the costovertebral angle. Laboratory tests revealed leukocytosis (12.000/[micro]L) and high levels of LDH (651 U/L), whereas kidney function tests and urine analysis did not show any significant alterations.
She had minimal right sided costovertebral angle tenderness.