Visceroptosis (or enteroptosis), also known as splanchnoptosis, abdominal ptosis, and Glénard’s disease is a prolapse or a sinking of the abdominal viscera (internal organs) below their natural position.
- Glénard’s test or girdle test
- The examiner, standing behind the patient, places his arms around the patient, so that his hands meet in front of the patient’s abdomen; he squeezes and raises the viscera and then allows them to fall suddenly. If the patient feels relieved by the raising pressure and experiences distress on the release, the condition is probably one of splanchnoptosis.
- Loss of appetite
- Nervous indigestion
- Constipation or diarrhea
- Abdominal distention
- Loss of sleep