A cannula (a narrow tube-like instrument) is placed into the abdominal cavity in the upper abdomen or flank just below the ribs.
In this outpatient surgical procedure, your doctor views your abdominal cavity by making tiny incisions in your abdomen and inserting a fiber - optic tube with a small camera lens.
Because excessive amounts of abdominal fat increases your risk for high blood sugar and other health problems.
This is dialysis in which patients filter their own blood by periodically injecting fluid into the abdominal cavity, which is later drained.
Obliged to surrender the presidency when he underwent abdominal surgery three years ago, he still exerts influence and an apparent veto power behind the scenes.
Symptoms of disease include abdominal cramps and diarrhoea, which may be bloody.
In most cases, symptoms are absent or mild, but can include fever, headache, enlarged lymph glands, pallor, muscle pain, difficulty in breathing, swelling and abdominal or chest pain.
Those with the virus were more likely to report fever, abdominal pain and itching than those without it, his team found.
The clinical features in the majority of cases include fever, headache, diarrhoea or colicky abdominal pain, and vomiting.
If you've had surgery in the pelvic or lower abdominal region, such as an appendectomy or a C-section, or infection in the area, you could have ongoing pain from scar tissue.