abdominal fissure n.
Congenital failure of the ventral body wall to close.
- Abdominal guarding
abdominal guarding abdominal guarding n. A spasm of the abdominal wall muscles to protect inflamed abdominal viscera from pressure; it usually results from inflammation of the peritoneal surface as in appendicitis, or generalized peritonitis, and is detectable on palpation.
- Abdominal hernia
abdominal hernia abdominal hernia n. A hernia protruding through or into any part of the abdominal wall. Also called laparocele.
- Abdominal hysterectomy
abdominal hysterectomy abdominal hysterectomy n. A hysterectomy made through an incision in the abdominal wall. Also called abdominohysterectomy. Historical Examples For the satisfactory performance of abdominal hysterectomy the Trendelenburg position is necessary. A System of Operative Surgery, Volume IV (of 4) Various In abdominal hysterectomy for fibroids the risk of injuring a ureter is not […]
- Abdominal hysterotomy
abdominal hysterotomy abdominal hysterotomy n. Hysterotomy performed through the abdominal wall. Also called abdominohysterotomy.