extrusion of viscera outside the body, especially through a surgical incision
Wound evisceration requires immediate attention. The surgeon must be notified. Using sterile technique, cover the wound site with gauze or a sterile towel moistened in sterile saline. Take measures to prevent shock. Do not leave the person's side. From Polaski and Tatro, 1996.
removal of abdominal viscera; called also eventration
3. in ophthalmology, the removal of the contents of the eyeball, with the sclera being left intact.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
2. The process whereby tissue or organs that usually reside within a body cavity are displaced outside that cavity, usually through a traumatic disruption of the wall of the cavity; for example, evisceration of bowel.
3. Removal of the contents of the eyeball, leaving the sclera and sometimes the cornea.
[L. eviscero, to disembowel]
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evisceration The opening of a body during an autopsy and removal of organs for detailed examination and dissection.
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1. Removal of the contents of the eyeball, leaving the sclera and sometimes the cornea.
[L. eviscero, to disembowel]
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evisceration A removal of intestines or of the contents of an organ such as the eyeball.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
Removal of the inner contents of the eye with the exception of the sclera. It is usually performed when there is intraocular suppuration or pain in a blind eye. The intraocular contents are immediately replaced by a spherical implant (made of hydroxyapatite, polyethylene, or silicone rubber) and several weeks later by an artificial eye. See enucleation
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann
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