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Synonyms for decompression

restoring compressed information to its normal form for use or display

relieving pressure (especially bringing a compressed person gradually back to atmospheric pressure)

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Life Saving Abdominal Decompression in a Patient with Severe Acute Pancreatitis.
Abdominal decompression and three limb fasciotomies were performed, but small-bowel and lower limb muscle necrosis had developed.
Abdominal decompression should be considered if the patient has an IAP >20 mmHg with organ failure.
Definitive treatment for ACS is prompt abdominal decompression by midline laparotomy incision and temporary abdominal closure.
Abdominal decompression was done by exploratory laparotomy in two patients, and by percutaneous placement of abdominal tube drainage system in five cases.