The abdomen was explored and there was a moderate amount of amber free fluid in the dependent portion of the pelvis.
What does FF stand for?
FF stands for Free Fluid (medicine)
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We have 62 other meanings of FF in our Acronym Attic
- Founding Father (educational slang)
- Fraction or Finish
- Frame Format
- Franc Français (French Franc)
- Frango Frito (Portuguese: fried chicken)
- Franz Ferdinand (band)
- Fraud Forum (GSM Association)
- Freak Factory
- Free Fall
- Free Flight
Samples in periodicals archive:
On CT scans, ascitic free fluid should be differentiated from blood (8) on the basis of Hounsfield units.
The imaging appearance is also significantly different, with a tubular soft-tissue density surrounded by mesenteric stranding and, possibly, free fluid seen in appendicitis.
Antibacterials such as the [beta]-lactams, aminoglycosides and glycopeptides "go where the water goes", meaning that in the acute resuscitation phase of critical illness, these drugs will be preferentially 'dragged' into the interstitial space by extra-vascular movement of free fluid.
Free fluid on 64-MDCT after blunt abdominal injury in a trauma referral centre in KwaZulu-Natal: A profile of incidence and outcome Damon Surjit Jeetoo, Frederik Buitendag (Department of Radiology, Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Hospitals Complex), Damian Clarke, Thomas Walker (Department of Surgery, Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Hospitals Complex Introduction and background.
A chest x-ray on October 9, revealed that there was free fluid in the right chest cavity, and the chest tubes that had been inserted were not satisfactorily draining it.
Bowel wall thickening, presence of free fluid in the absence of solid organ injury and mesenteric stranding, have been proposed as markers of intestinal injury.
Free fluid may be detected in the pericardium and dependent areas in the abdominal cavity in a supine patient.