scaphoid abdomen

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scaph·oid ab·do·men

a condition in which the anterior abdominal wall is sunken and presents a concave rather than a convex contour.
Synonym(s): navicular abdomen

scaphoid abdomen

an abdomen with a sunken anterior wall.

scaphoid abdomen

Physical exam A hollowed anterior abdominal wall classically seen on physical exam of neonates with diaphragmatic hernia, especially through the pleuorperitoneal hiatus or foramen of Bochdalek at the periphery of the diaphragm near the attachments of the 10th and 11th ribs; SA also occurs in jejunal atresia and in infants with pyloric stenosis; SAs in adults may be linked to extreme weight loss–eg, terminal CA, AIDS, dementia, breavement. Cf Protuberant abdomen.

scaph·oid ab·do·men

(skaf'oyd ab'dŏ-mĕn)
A condition in which the anterior abdominal wall is sunken and presents a concave rather than a convex contour.
Synonym(s): navicular abdomen.
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