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In our patient, the long segment of distal colon with a proximal fold made it difficult to generate the pressure needed to distend the rectum until the catheter was advanced beyond the proximal fold.
Elevated abdominal pressure required during minimally invasive procedures pushes the smoke and other matter through the filtration system along with the carbon dioxide gas used to distend the abdominal cavity.
A fine needle, followed by a wire with a pre-loaded balloon was gently pushed into the left atrium and through the atrial septum to deflate the high pressures causing the atrium to distend with the blocked blood flow.
The experienced specialist was asked to distend the child's stomach, but
Also, the fact that the joint capsule does not distend freely creates high intra-articular pressure and favors the dissemination of infection through the lymphatics and into adjacent tissue.
In women with polycystic ovary syndrome, immature eggs distend the ovaries, leading to infertility.
The key to the Journal article's message is the intimation that IRS agents will distend Rev.