GlossaryPeptic ulcer: Ulceration in the inner lining of the stomach or intestine
Abdominal aortic aneurysm: Dilatation of the aorta, the largest artery within the abdomen. An abdominal aortic aneurysm is prone to rupture
Sepsis: Infection of the blood
Prone positioning: Lying in stomach downward position
Abscess: A localized collection of pus
Laparoscopy: Keyhole surgery in the abdomen
Inferior vena cava: One of the largest veins that transports blood from the lower half of the body to the heart
Diaphragm: Fibromuscular partition between the thorax and the abdomen
Edema: Accumulation of fluid within tissues or body cavities
Urinary catheter: Tube inserted into the bladder to drain urine
Ascites: Accumulation of fluid within the abdomen
Fistula: An abnormal communication between two body cavities
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