• tenderness
  • Her abdomen was distended, with tenderness in the lower portion. (hindawi.com)
  • It manifests on physical examination as rebound tenderness, or pain upon removal of pressure more than on application of pressure to the abdomen. (wikipedia.org)
  • In any case, the abdomen becomes rigid with tenderness and rebound tenderness. (wikipedia.org)
  • gallbladder
  • probe placed under/caudal to xiphoid process to visualize cranial abdomen including diaphragm, liver, gallbladder, and biliary tract. (vetbloom.com)
  • kidney
  • Sequestration of fluid and electrolytes, as revealed by decreased central venous pressure, may cause electrolyte disturbances, as well as significant hypovolemia, possibly leading to shock and acute kidney failure. (wikipedia.org)
  • peritoneal
  • After cleaning the side of the abdomen with an antiseptic solution, the physician numbs a small area of skin and inserts a large-bore needle with a plastic sheath 2 to 5 cm (1 to 2 in) in length to reach the peritoneal (ascitic) fluid. (wikipedia.org)
  • onset
  • It is well known that in order to elucidate the cause of an acute abdomen, the location, mode of onset and progression, and character of pain must be determined. (uninet.edu)
  • quadrant
  • The appendix is usually located in the lower right quadrant of the abdomen, near the right hip bone. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some identical twins-known as mirror image twins-can have a mirror-imaged anatomy, a congenital condition with the appendix located in the lower left quadrant of the abdomen. (wikipedia.org)
  • appendix
  • The psoas sign, also known as Cope's psoas test or Obraztsova's sign, is a medical sign that indicates irritation to the iliopsoas group of hip flexors in the abdomen, and consequently indicates that the inflamed appendix is retrocaecal in orientation (as the iliopsoas muscle is retroperitoneal). (wikipedia.org)
  • signs
  • I witnessed signs of beating on the left side of her abdomen right below her ribs, and guess that it should have been a severe injury to the spleen. (wikipedia.org)
  • usually
  • Acute abdomen of the ischemic variety is usually due to: A thromboembolism from the left side of the heart, such as may be generated during atrial fibrillation, occluding the SMA. (wikipedia.org)