Definitions for hemoperitoneum

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word hemoperitoneum

Freebase

  1. Hemoperitoneum

    Hemoperitoneum is the presence of blood in the peritoneal cavity. The blood accumulates in the space between the inner lining of the abdominal wall and the internal abdominal organs. Hemoperitoneum is generally classified as a surgical emergency; in most cases, urgent laparotomy is needed to identify and control the source of the bleeding. In selected cases, careful observation may be permissible. The abdominal cavity is highly distensible and may easily hold greater than five liters of blood, or more than the entire circulating blood volume for an average-sized individual. Therefore, large-scale or rapid blood loss into the abdomen will reliably induce hemorrhagic shock and may, untreated, rapidly lead to death.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Hemoperitoneum

    Accumulations of blood in the PERITONEAL CAVITY due to internal HEMORRHAGE.

Translation

Find a translation for the hemoperitoneum definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these hemoperitoneum definitions with the community:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"hemoperitoneum." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 30 Aug. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/hemoperitoneum>.

Are we missing a good definition for hemoperitoneum?


The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network


Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for hemoperitoneum: