Posts Tagged ‘Abdomen’

Amniocentesis

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Amniocentesis – Definition

Amniotic fluid surrounds the baby during pregnancy. Amniocentesis is the removal of a small amount of this fluid for testing.

Adrenalectomy – laparoscopic surgery

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Adrenalectomy – laparoscopic surgery – Definition

Adrenalectomy is the removal of one or both adrenal glands. There is one gland on top of each kidney. The adrenal glands make several hormones, including cortisol, aldosterone, and sex steroids.

Adrenalectomy- open surgery

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Adrenalectomy- open surgery – Definition

Adrenalectomy is the removal of one or both adrenal glands. There is one gland on top of each kidney. The adrenal glands make several hormones, including cortisol, aldosterone, and sex steroids.

Adhesiolysis

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(Cutting Adhesions; Lysis of Adhesions)

Adhesiolysis – Definition

Adhesions are scars that form within the body. They usually form in the abdomen or pelvis. Adhesions develop naturally after surgery as part of the healing process. They can also develop after infection or any other inflammatory process, such as:

  • Endometriosis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Appendicitis