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Synonyms for distension

the act of expanding by pressure from within


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Upon removal of the catheter, the control abdominal ultrasonography indicated continued distension of the left kidney pyelum.
Much of the research has involved diagnostic hysteroscopy, which includes the use of intrauterine cavity distension with fluid media, similar to that of operative hysteroscopy.
An inspection revealed generalised distension on the lower half of the abdomen; palpation revealed a soft abdomen, with tenderness in the lower half of the abdomen; percussion revealed dullness, which shifted when the patient was asked to roll from the right side to the left; and auscultation revealed that bowel sounds were absent.
The incidence depends on a number of factors including old age, sex, obesity, bowel surgery, suture type, chest infection, abdominal distension and wound infection.
We already know that fructose is difficult to absorb, but the novelty with this new method, is that we are now able to image the end effect of this mal-absorption which is the distension of the small intestine and colon.
Meena shah said that the higher water intake during the slow eating condition probably caused stomach distension and may have affected food consumption.
This system allows a very accurate measurement of vessel diameter, the thickness of the vascular wall, distension of the vessels and IMT.
26-29) These manifestations may be visualized on MRE with less dependency on bowel distension as required for optimal CT imaging, an important technical advantage of MRE.
Abstract: An adult female Chinese goose (Anser cygnoides) presented with a ventral displacement of the hyoid apparatus, associated with distension of the intermandibular sublingual space and of the gular skin, causing difficulties with prehension and deglutition of food and water.
The rationale behind using an OG tube in anesthesia is that gastric distension increases after bag mask ventilation.
The patient is a 42-year-old man who had suffered from severe abdominal pain, abdominal cramps and distension, flatulence and constipation followed by diarrhoea, tenesmus, bloody stool, joint pain and swelling, skin problems like itchy skin, loss of appetite, and weight loss for more than six years.
The afferent loop syndrome is due to chronic partial obstruction causing distension of the proximal duodenum and jejunum, with discomfort and nausea.
5-year-old female that presented with a 6-month history of abdominal distension and moderate pallor, and a 5-d history of cough.
Officials at the 65-bedded RAK Hospital said the one-day-old full-term newborn girl born to Emirati couple after an uneventful pregnancy was noted to have abdominal distension and episodes of bilious vomiting due to a rare congenital disorder of pancreas known as "Annular Pancreas" in conjunction with another congenital anomaly known as "Duodenal Diaphragm".
A 76-years-old lady with background history of cryptogenic Child's B liver cirrhosis presented with intermittent epigastric pain of 2 weeks duration associated with abdominal distension and nausea.