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viscus

[′vis·kəs]
(anatomy)
Singular of viscera.
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The absence of features suggestive of peritonitis helps to differentiate the condition from hollow viscus perforation.
Also, it was found that 39% of the patients studied were operated for hollow viscus perforation, 10% had small bowel obstruction and 5% had underlying malignancy.
There were 7 cases with hollow viscus injuries and 8 cases with isolated free fluid.
In conclusion, patients who experience abdominal trauma with a positive diagnostic study (DPL, FAST, or CT scan) or peritonitis on physical examination, indicating hollow viscus perforation, should undergo urgent laparotomy.
Hollow viscus diverticulae such as intestinal diverticulae, esophageal dilatation and rectal and uterine prolapse can also be found due to the same reason.
It is associated with a low overall morbidity and mortality and does not result in increases in length of stay, need for blood transfusions, bleeding complications, or visceral associated hollow viscus injuries as compared with operative management (EAST 2003, Gibson D et al.
It is also useful in children injured with sharp objects to evaluate the presence of intra-abdominal extension, establish hollow viscus injury and in some cases surgical treatment of such injury.
2) was consistent with a diagnosis of hollow viscus myopathy.
The sensitivity for solid organ encapsulated injury were less sensitive Hollow viscus injury rarely identified; however, in some cases free fluid visualized.
Among the more common associated injuries are abdominal solid organ or hollow viscus laceration, diaphragmatic rupture, upper thoracic spine fracture and pelvic fracture.
2,3] The intra-abdominal organs are the predominant sites of extranodal forms,[2,3] but hollow viscus is rarely involved and only 1 case of FDC sarcoma primarily involving the small intestine has been described to date.