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Is the esophagus in the thoracic cavity or abdominopelvic cavity?

Is the esophagus in the thoracic cavity or abdominopelvic cavity?

Both: The esophagus begins in the neck, extends through the thoracic cavity, and ends in the upper abdominal cavity. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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Abdominal Cavity (Definition)

This is the part of the body known as the abdomen and would include parts of the pelvis. It contains the most of the gastrointestinal and genitourinary organs. It is separated from the chest or "thoracic ...Read more


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Where does inflammatory fluid in the peritoneal cavity collect in a supine patient?

Where does inflammatory fluid in the peritoneal cavity collect in a supine patient?

Cul-De-Sac: Inflammatory fluid in the peritoneal cavity collects in the cul-de-sac between the uterus and rectum in women and between the posterior of the bladder and the rectum in men. It is the continuation of the peritoneal lining in this most dependent of areas that allows fluid to collect there. ...Read more

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Is fluid in the abdomen dangerous?

Is fluid in the abdomen dangerous?

Depends on: how much, what type, timing of development and other symptoms or conditions. At 87 I would take that finding very seriously and have it investigated soon. ...Read more

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Why does the diaphragmatic hernia in the abdominal organs herniate into left chest cavity?

Why does the diaphragmatic hernia in the abdominal organs herniate into left chest cavity?

Usually on the Left: Congenital diaphragmatic hernias occur on the left 85% of the time and are posterior (bochdalek hernia), most the rest are located on the right posteriorly. About 2% occur anteriorly in the middle (morgagni hernia). Adults can get hiatal hernias on the left, because that is where the esophagus passes through the diaphragm to reach the stomach. Trauma and surgery can cause diaphragmatic hernias too. ...Read more

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Possibility of having pid+ douglas fluid accumulation post total hysterectomy?How the bacterias spread in the pelvis?Is it through the vaginal stitch?

Possibility of having pid+ douglas fluid accumulation post total hysterectomy?How the bacterias spread in the pelvis?Is it through the vaginal stitch?

Can't happen : You can not have pid because there is no pathway for a sexually-transmitted infection from the penis to travel up into the pelvic cavity after hysterectomy. You could have a pelvic abscess or an infection from another source but not pid. ...Read more

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Can an inguinal hernia cause pain throughout entire lower abdomen and throughout all soft tissue within the pelvis and surrounding area?

Can an inguinal hernia cause pain throughout entire lower abdomen and throughout all soft tissue within the pelvis and surrounding area?

Yes If it gets: incarcerated ( get stuck and unable to push back in ) if you have one see your doctor and get it repaired . ...Read more

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If you had a very small hole in stomach and gas leaked through it into the peritoneal cavity, could the smell of the gas escape thru pores in the skin?

If you had a very small hole in stomach and gas leaked through it into the peritoneal cavity, could the smell of the gas escape thru pores in the skin?

No: It's a life threatening emergency to have a hole in ur stomach/bowel. It causes peritonitis and needs to be dealt with asap. The air that leaks can not penetrate all the layers of abdominal wall to escape through pores. ...Read more

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Gas and a small amount offluid that could be a small abscess in the deep subcu tissues above peritoneal cavity. Could this b the cause of severe pain?

Gas and a small amount offluid that could be a small abscess in the deep subcu tissues above peritoneal cavity. Could this b the cause of severe pain?

Yes of course: So you have been told the you could have an abscess so are they treating it with IV antibiotics are they planning to drain it to answer your question yes such description will cause a lot of pain and could make you very sick ...Read more

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Because of fluid acumulatd in cavity srrnding heart, pain persists in chest area after 2 mnths of angioplasty.help!?

See your doctor: this question, and the issues it might be are very complicated. you should see your doctor for evaluation. if this is an acute issue you might want to go to the emergency room at the hospital. ...Read more

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Whats the difference in abscess's and large fluid collection, in pelvis , are abscess's and fluid collection the one and the same ???

Whats the difference in abscess's and large fluid collection, in pelvis , are abscess's and fluid collection the one and the same ???

Not necessarily : An Abcess is a walled off area of infection. Fluid collections can be anything, they have different characteristics on the imaging and treated differently. Some fluid collections are just watched closely, an some just go away on there own. Remember our bodies are made up of water primarily and this can, in essence, collect up anywhere. ...Read more

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Is the rectum prolapsed in the abdomen or pelvis?

Is the rectum prolapsed in the abdomen or pelvis?

Prolapse : The rectum can prolapse via the posterior vagina. This condition is called a rectocele. The rectum can also prolapse via the anus. ...Read more

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Which separates the thorax from the abdomen?

The Diaphragm: The thoracic cavity is separated from the abdomen by the diaphragm. ...Read more

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What can be the likely cause of pain in the right side of the abdomen around the fallopian tube area.

What can be the likely cause of  pain in the right side of the abdomen around the fallopian tube area.

Many causes: Many possible causes for pain in lower right side including cyst on the ovary, ovulation from that ovary, cyst on the tube, pelvic infection, an intestinal issue, appendix problem or abdominal wall muscle issue. You will need to see someone to get it checked out. ...Read more

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Could hernias float around in the abdominal area?

Could hernias float around in the abdominal area?

Not the hernia: Usually, the hernia itself is a defect in the abdominal wall. The wall is made of muscle and fascia, so the defect is just an opening in the sheet of muscle/fascia that is not normally there. Organs and items usually contained in the abdomen can 'poke out' through the abnormal opening ; can even get stuck. The hernia would not change positions, but the items poking out into the hernia could change. ...Read more

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Can stool in the colon obstruct the view or impact the results of a CT scan of the abdomen /pelvis?

Can stool in the colon obstruct the view or impact the results of a CT scan of the abdomen /pelvis?

Not usually.: Depends upon what one is looking for. The ordering physician and radiologist collaborate to use the proper protocol to get the images they need. Sometimes this requires drinking contrast and/or having contrast injected. ...Read more

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Is the rectum in the abdomen or out?

Is the rectum in the abdomen or out?

In-sort of...: Technically, the rectum is the last 15 cm or so of the colon, but actually lives in the pelvis which is different anatomically from the abdomen, being bordered by the bony pelvic bones. The anus (often mistakenly called the rectum by laypeople) is the opening from the rectum to the outside. Hope this helps answer your question. ...Read more

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In an inguinal hernia, does the intestine enter through the processus vaginalis or can the abdominal contents enter the inguinal canal via some other way?

In an inguinal hernia, does the intestine enter through the processus vaginalis or can the abdominal contents enter the inguinal canal via some other way?

Both: Indirect inguinal hernia is through where the processus vaginalis was or is. Direct inguinal hernias come directly through the muscular floor of the inguinal canal. Femoral hernias come through the space next to the main blood vessels to the leg. Colelctively, this area is known as the myopectineal orifice. Thanks for asking! ...Read more

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What are the weak points in the abdominal cavity?

What are the weak points in the abdominal cavity?

Hernias: Weak points in the anatomy are the reason patients have hernias. The most common place is the inguinal/groin region. Next is the umbilicus/belly button and femoral hernias. Other placed are at abdominal wall incisions from previous surgeries, the esophageal hiatus in the diaphragm/hiatal hernias, or spigelian hernias less commonly in the lateral abdominal wall. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Cavity (Definition)

Basically a cavity is a hole, or defect in the tooth structure. It is created by the demineralization and breakdown of tooth structure from the acid attack of ...Read more