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viscus

 [vis´kus] (L.)
any large interior organ in any of the great body cavities, especially those in the abdomen.

vis·cus

, pl.

vis·cer·a

(vis'kŭs, vis'er-ă), Do not confuse this noun with the adjective viscous.
An organ of the digestive, respiratory, urogenital, and endocrine systems as well as the spleen, the heart, and great vessels; hollow and multilayered walled organs studied in splanchnology.
[L. the soft parts, internal organs]

viscus

/vis·cus/ (vis´kus) pl. vis´cera   [L.] any large interior organ in any of the three great body cavities, especially those in the abdomen.

viscus

(vĭs′kəs)
n.
Singular of viscera.

viscus

See viscera.

vis·cus

, pl. viscera (vis'kŭs, -ĕr-ă)
An organ of the digestive, respiratory, urogenital, and endocrine systems as well as the spleen, the heart, and great vessels; hollow and multilayered walled organs studied in splanchnology.
[L. the soft parts, internal organs]

viscus

any organ lying in the VISCERA.

vis·cus

, pl. viscera (vis'kŭs, -ĕr-ă)
An organ of the digestive, respiratory, urogenital, and endocrine systems as well as the spleen, the heart, and great vessels; hollow and multilayered walled organs.
[L. the soft parts]

viscus

pl. viscera [L.] any large interior organ in any of the great body cavities, especially those in the abdomen.

hollow viscus
tubular as distinct from solid, e.g. intestine.
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DPL was used only for the unstable, multiply injured patient to diagnose intra-abdominal hemorrhage, or for the diagnosis of hollow viscus injury.
Colonic juries usually occur in association with other abdominal viscus like liver spleen, kidney and so on.
Gunshot wounds to the spine associated with a perforated viscus.
Examples of the complications screens are postoperative pneumonia, aspiration pneumonia, postprocedural hemorrhage, wound infections, sepsis, medication incidents, "reopening" a surgical site following another major surgery, equipment failures, and perforation or laceration of a viscus.
2]) is calculated at each element to estimate the local viscosity and viscus dissipation.
Less commonly, the gallbladder perforates into an adjacent viscus, resulting in an enteric fistula and possible "gallstone ileus.
It is also unable to demonstrate small extraluminal bubbles of gas from a perforated viscus.
1) displayed a dilated viscus in the left upper quadrant with absence of colonic shadow on the right side of the abdomen.
Free fluid seen in the absence of solid organ or hollow viscus injury poses a diagnostic dilemma for both radiologists and trauma surgeons.
If the tumor grossly appears to invade the prostate, uterus, bladder, or vagina, sections should be targeted, such that the relationship of the infiltrating tumor in the urethra and the adjacent viscus is clearly demonstrable.