visceroptosis


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visceroptosis

(ˌvɪsərəʊpˈtəʊsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-siːz)
(Medicine) a downward displacement of the intestine
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The causes and precipitating factors for gallbladder torsion are sudden body movement, blunt abdominal trauma, vigorous peristalsis of the adjacent viscera, cholelithiasis with acute dilatation of the gallbladder, atherosclerosis of the cystic artery, kyphoscoliosis, loss of elastic tissue, visceroptosis, liver atrophy, loss of visceral fat and elasticity, and thin patients(1,3).
"In doing so, they compress internal organs in a condition known as visceroptosis.