hepatopexy

hepatopexy

 [hep´ah-to-pek″se]
surgical fixation of a displaced liver to the abdominal wall.
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hep·a·to·pex·y

(hep'ă-tō-pek'sē),
Anchoring of the liver to the abdominal wall.
[hepato- + G. pēxis, fixation]
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hepatopexy

(hĕp′ə-tə-pĕk′sē)
n.
Surgical anchoring of the liver to the abdominal wall.
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hep·a·to·pex·y

(hep'ă-tō-pek'sē)
Anchoring of the liver to the abdominal wall.
[hepato- + G. pēxis, fixation]
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(8) Rarely, the condition may require surgical interventions like colectomy, hepatopexy, or laparoscopic colopexy if the patient develops complications like refractory ileus, colonic volvulus, or bowel ischemia.
Surgical intervention (such as subtotal colectomy, peritoneal fixation of the colon, hepatopexy) may required in patients with persistent pain, refractory ileus, colonic volvulus or bowel ischemia.[sup.7,8] Patients with mild and intermittent abdominal complaints, like our patient, can be treated with counselling, dietary recommendations (higher consumption of fibre, increased fluid intake) and antispasmodic agents to support the intestinal functions.