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Relating to the abdomen.


Of or relating to the abdomen.
An abdominal muscle: an exercise machine that works the abdominals.

ab·dom′i·nal·ly adv.


adjective Pertaining or referring to the abdomen.


Relating to the abdomen.


1. Referring to the ABDOMEN.
2. Of a surgical operation performed through an incision in the wall of the abdomen, which could be performed via a different route, e.g. an abdominal hysterectomy.

Patient discussion about abdominal

Q. What Causes Specific Abdominal Pain? Everytime I go see a doctor when I have abdominal pains he tells me I probably have gastroenteritis. How does he know that it's not something else for instance, appendicitis, just by examining my abdomen?

A. whats the symptoms of ovarian cyst?

Q. I keep having this bad pain in my abdomin and I think something is wrong with me what could it be

A. it all depends on the symtoms,could be a number of things,if it persists go see a doctor,

Q. i have pains in the lower abdominal areas what is the couse these pain usually occar off and on besides the the abdomen in the lower areasand some times all over the abdomen

A. Is the pain worsened when you cough or lift heavy weight? It may suggest hernia (protrusion of gut loop through the abdomen wall, see here http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/hernia.html ). However, it's virtually impossible to diagnose you through the net, so consulting a doctor would be wise.

Take care,

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Abdominal wall endometriosis: a surgeon's perspective and review of 445 cases.
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Abdominal desmoid tumor occurs in the abdominal wall in 40-50% of cases.
Treatment approach must include the assessment of associated organ injuries and the viability of the eviscerated organs, making excision if needed, reducing the eviscerated abdominal contents, and immediate abdominal wall reconstruction.
Abdominal wall abscess due to invasion and perforation of the colon tumor is a rare occurrence.
After approximately 1 week, a delayed repair or staged surgery of the abdominal wall defect repair is performed.
Lower abdominal wall reconstruction using the anterior thigh fasciocutaneous flap.
The PH diagnosis was based on the presence of all elements of the endometrial mucosa (glands, stroma and signs of fresh and old haemorrhage) in an inadequate place (anterior abdominal wall).
True abdominal hernias are the result of the protrusion of abdominal cavity contents through an opening, tear, or weakness in the abdominal wall musculature.
Hernias, umblikus, abdominal wall. In:Russel RCG, Williams NS, Bulstrde CJK.