Virgin Abdomen | definition of Virgin Abdomen by Medical dictionary
A peritoneal cavity that has not been opened (‘surgerised’), diagnostically, or, in the strictest sense, therapeutically
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References in periodicals archive
Primary volvulus occurs in patients with a virgin abdomen
who possess no anatomic abnormalities that would predispose them to develop a volvulus .
In the virgin abdomen
hernias are the most important cause of intestinal obstruction.
Holloway, "Paraduodenal herniation: an internal herniation in a virgin abdomen
," International Journal of Surgery Case Reports, vol.