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16:37 Feb 22, 2009
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical (general)
Dutch term or phrase: fel spant
This is from a urology/andrology report on a patient with a swollen left epididymis. There is a sentence which I am not sure of which reads:

"P.p.a is moeilijk relevant gezien patient enorm fel spant."

I am assuming that P.p.a is "Palpatio per anum" or rectal examination, but I am not sure what "enorm fel spant" means. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
rlyon79
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4 +1contracts sphincter musclesToiny Van der Putte-Rademakers
4is extremely tense
Sue Stewart-Anderson
4fiercely tenses (up)
Lianne van de Ven


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contracts sphincter muscles


Explanation:
The patient cannot relax the anal sphincter muscles.

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Note added at 7 mins (2009-02-22 16:45:19 GMT)
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On second thoughts, I think "vigourously" should be added.

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Note added at 8 mins (2009-02-22 16:46:04 GMT)
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Then again, "vigorously" is much better.


Toiny Van der Putte-Rademakers
Local time: 02:37
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Native speaker of: Dutch

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fiercely tenses (up)


Explanation:
is the more literal translation of "fel spant"
fel = fiercely
spant/spannen = tense (up)

Lianne van de Ven
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is extremely tense


Explanation:
enorm fel spant = is extremely tense

Sue Stewart-Anderson
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