peritoneal cavity


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peritoneal cavity

[¦per·ə·tə¦nē·əl ′kav·əd·ē]
(anatomy)
The potential space between the visceral and parietal layers of the peritoneum.
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The outcome of unretrieved gallstones in the peritoneal cavity during laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
Most recurrences are within the peritoneal cavity and are treated with surgical excision.
Testing the catheter involves instilling approximately 100 mL of sterile saline into the peritoneal cavity and verifying any leakage at the catheter exit site.
The adult species of Setaria is commonly seen in peritoneal cavity and was found to be harmless to the host (Mritunjay et al.
Since naive macrophages represent more than 50% of leukocytes into the peritoneal cavity (Ray and Dittel, 2010), Swiss mice (n = 16) were injected intraperitoneally (i.
800 cc of pus was drained from the peritoneal cavity followed by peritoneal lavage.
Laparoscopic surgery to fenestrate the lymphocele into the peritoneal cavity is preferred because the rate of recurrence (8%) is lower than that with open surgery (16%) and aspiration therapy (59%) [1].
Involves hooking a bag of dialysate to the catheter and emptying it into peritoneal cavity and leaving the dialysate there for four or five hours, drain back into bag and then discard bag
In doubt they should put their hand in the peritoneal cavity and feel the kidneys lying higher up on each side of the vertebral column.
It concluded that the pump seems to be an efficacious tool for moving ascites from the peritoneal cavity to the bladder, and noted that "a broad use in different countries will improve the surgical technique, as well as the medical surveillance.
Midline incision was used for exploration and the peritoneal cavity was cleared from the intestinal contents then irrigated with warm saline.
The basic pathophysiology in PMP is leakage of mucus containing epithelial cells into the peritoneal cavity from a ruptured mucinous tumor.