laparotomy pad


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pad

 [pad]
a cushion-like mass of soft material.
abdominal pad a pad for the absorption of discharges from abdominal wounds, or for packing off abdominal viscera to improve exposure during surgery. Called also laparotomy pad.
dinner pad a pad placed over the stomach before a plaster jacket is applied; the pad is then removed to leave space under the jacket to take care of expansion of the stomach after eating.
infrapatellar fat pad a large pad of fat lying behind and below the patella.
knuckle p's nodular thickenings of the skin on the dorsal surface of the interphalangeal joints.
laparotomy pad abdominal p.
sucking pad (suctorial pad) a lobulated mass of fat that occupies the space between the masseter muscle and the external surface of the buccinator muscle. It is well developed in infants.

lap·a·rot·o·my pad

a pad made from several layers of gauze folded into a rectangular shape; used as a sponge, for packing off the viscera in abdominal operations, and in other ways.
Synonym(s): abdominal pad

laparotomy pad

n.
A pad made from several layers of gauze folded into a rectangular shape and used especially as a sponge for packing off the viscera in abdominal operations.

lap·a·rot·o·my pad

(lap'ă-rot'ŏ-mē pad)
A compress made from several layers of gauze folded into a rectangular shape; used as a sponge or packing material in surgery.
Synonym(s): abdominal pad.
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The right chest was completely packed with laparotomy pads and the skin and muscle closed en masse.
In the first case, the packing was placed in the posterior chest wall with gauze rolls, and in the second case, three laparotomy pads were placed in the lateral chest wall.
The technique of perihepatic packing consists of manually approximating and compressing the liver parenchyma with placement of dry laparotomy pads around the liver to hold it in this position.