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.
- Abdominal muscle deficiency syndrome
abdominal muscle deficiency syndrome abdominal muscle deficiency syndrome n. Congenital absence of abdominal muscles, in which the outline of the intestines is visible through the protruding abdominal wall and the skin in the abdominal region is wrinkled. Also called prune-belly syndrome, triad syndrome.