eventration


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eventration

 [e″ven-tra´shun]
1. herniation of the intestines; see hernia.
2. removal of the abdominal viscera.
eventration of the diaphragm (diaphragmatic eventration) elevation of the dome of the diaphragm into the thoracic cavity, usually due to phrenic nerve paralysis.

e·ven·tra·tion

(ē-ven-trā'shŭn),
1. Protrusion of omentum and/or intestine through a defect or weakness in the abdominal wall while the skin remains intact. Synonym(s): evisceration (4)
2. Removal of the contents of the abdominal cavity.
[L. e, out, + venter, belly]

eventration

/even·tra·tion/ (e″ven-tra´shun)
1. herniation of intestines; see hernia.
2. evisceration (1).

diaphragmatic eventration  a congenital anomaly characterized by failure of muscular development of part or all of one (or occasionally both) hemidiaphragms, resulting in superior displacement of abdominal viscera and altered lung development.

eventration

[ē′vəntrā′shən]
the protrusion of the intestines from the abdomen.

e·ven·tra·tion

(ē'ven-trā'shŭn)
1. Protrusion of omentum and/or intestine through an opening in the abdominal wall.
Synonym(s): evisceration (2) .
2. Removal of the contents of the abdominal cavity.
[L. e, out, + venter, belly]

eventration

1. protrusion of the bowels through the abdomen.
2. removal of the abdominal viscera.

diaphragmatic eventration
elevation of the dome of the diaphragm into the thoracic cavity, usually due to phrenic nerve paralysis.
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