abdominal guarding


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ab·dom·i·nal guard·ing

a spasm of abdominal wall muscles, detected on palpation, to protect inflamed abdominal viscera from pressure; usually a result of inflammation of the parietal peritoneal surface as in appendicitis, diverticulitis, or generalized peritonitis.

abdominal guarding

n.
A spasm of the abdominal wall muscles to protect inflamed abdominal viscera from pressure; it usually results from inflammation of the peritoneal surface as in appendicitis, diverticulitis, or generalized peritonitis, and is detectable on palpation.

abdominal guarding

A spasm of the anterior abdominal-wall muscles detected on physical examination; it is a protective response to intra-abdominal inflammation, and seen in patients with appendicitis, diverticulitis or peritonitis.

abdominal guarding

Clinical medicine A spasm of the anterior abdominal wall muscles detected on physical examination, which is a 'protective response' to intraabdominal inflammation seen in Pts with appendicitis, diverticulitis or peritonitis.

ab·dom·i·nal guard·ing

(ab-dom'i-năl gahrd'ing)
A spasm of abdominal wall muscles, detected on palpation, to protect inflamed abdominal viscera from pressure; usually results from inflammation of the peritoneal surface as seen in appendicitis, diverticulitis, or generalized peritonitis.

ab·dom·i·nal guard·ing

(ab-dom'i-năl gahrd'ing)
Spasm of abdominal wall muscles, detected on palpation, to protect inflamed abdominal viscera from pressure.
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On physical examination, extensive tenderness in the abdomen and abdominal guarding were found.
Widespread abdominal pain existed, without abdominal guarding and rebound tenderness.
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There was no abdominal guarding, rigidity, or rebound tenderness.
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One of 3 study surgeons evaluated each child, provided a provisional diagnosis (appendicitis, nonspecific abdominal pain, or other), a differential diagnosis, and initial management (observation or surgery), and assessed whether there was abdominal guarding.
On admission to the intensive care unit, physical examination showed abdominal guarding and a body temperature of 39.
Her vomiting and diarrhea abated after 24 hours, but her fever and leukocytosis persisted, along with her marked abdominal pain and abdominal guarding.
On physical examination, she had mild, generalized abdominal tenderness with no specific signs or abdominal guarding.
of Patients Percentage (%) Pallor 85 85 Icterus 3 3 Edema 12 12 Ascitis 10 10 Signs of dehydration 30 30 Generalized lymphadenopathy 9 9 Abdominal tenderness 48 48 Abdominal Guarding 29 29 Abdominal Rigidity 2 2 Hepatomegaly 8 8 Splenomegaly 12 12 Lung signs 18 18 Table 3: Various Surgical presentations Diagnosis of Patient No.
Abdominal examination revealed abdominal distension, lower abdominal guarding more so in the right iliac fossa with rebound tenderness and increased bowel sounds.