hemoperitoneum

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hemoperitoneum

[¦hē·mō‚per·ə·tə′nē·əm]
(medicine)
An effusion of blood in the peritoneal cavity.
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In other cases, inflammation and obscure anatomy due to haemoperitoneum have proved laparoscopy to be an inconsistent tool for diagnosis and treatment of blunt trauma.
Haemoperitoneum as the sole indicator of abdominal visceral injuries: a potential limitation of screening abdominal US for trauma.
Haemoperitoneum associated with ovulation in women with bleeding disorders: the case for conservative management and the role of the contraceptive pill.
Most cases of CAP are invariably associated with haemoperitoneum or haemobilia (5), and although colour doppler can be used to diagnose CAP, CT angiogram seems to yield a better diagnostic image.
Periumbilical ecchymosis may also occur in a myriad of conditions where haemoperitoneum is present as blood tracks from the fascia towards the tissues surrounding the umbilicus.
CT showed a pseudoaneurysm of the right hepatic artery (RHA) of 7 cm in diameter, haemoperitoneum, intrahepatic dilatation of the biliary tree bile duct and the presence of hepatic infarction, and duodenal wall involvement (Figures 1 and 2).