laparotomy

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surgical incision into the abdominal wall

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In January 2006 Paulett Pettaway Hall, a 32-year-old mother who had previously undergone gastric-bypass surgery and who presented at Springhill with complaints of nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain, underwent an exploratory laparotomy at Springhill.
Accordingly, on February 26, 2006, Kimberly underwent an exploratory laparotomy and had several centimeters of her small bowel extracted-the first of several surgeries to repair the damage, which resulted from the stitching of the bowel.
Surgical consent was obtained and included exam under anesthesia, vaginal replacement of the uterus, cerclage placement or uterine balloon placement, exploratory laparotomy and total abdominal hysterectomy.
An exploratory laparotomy was conducted to examine the caracal's stomach and digestive system by a team of veterinarians from the zoo assisted by Dr Muzhar Iqbal, an internationally renowned surgeon from the Central Veterinary Hospital in Al Wathba.
The patient then underwent an exploratory laparotomy for an acute abdomen, during which a small amount of pus was found in the abdomen.
On August 25, 2003, an exploratory laparotomy and ileocolectomy were performed.
An exploratory laparotomy showed free haemorrhagic peritoneal fluid (Fig.
An exploratory laparotomy found splenosis, and after removal of the splenic implants, her thrombocytopenia resolved.
If your health care professional suspects ovarian cancer, you will likely undergo an exploratory laparotomy.
The ability of bowel sounds, flatus, and first bowel movement following surgery to flag patients who recovered from major abdominal surgery was tested in a prospective study with 124 patients who underwent procedures such as colorectal surgery, exploratory laparotomy, and small-bowel resection at Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh.
The patient tolerated exploratory laparotomy with resection of a segment of small bowel and attached mesentery.
Three months before the onset of his vocal difficulties, he had undergone an emergency splenectomy, which was followed 1 week later by an exploratory laparotomy to repair a hemorrhaging splenic artery.
An example is billing separately for pre- and postoperative care, oophorectomy, salpingectomy, hysterectomy, and exploratory laparotomy, instead of the global code for total hysterectomy, which includes pre- and postoperative care; abdominal exploration; and removal of euterus, ovary, and tubes.
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