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13 Possible Causes for Abdominal Distension, Status post Thyroidectomy

  • Hypokalemia

    Failures to thrive, chronic diarrhea, vomiting abdominal distension are usual symptoms.[] Patients presented with symptoms typical of bowel obstruction including abdominal distension, nausea and vomiting.[]

  • Struma Ovarii

    distension & lower limb edema 2,548 TAH & BSO Morell et al. [8] 1 60 L 6 x 4 x 3 (2 cm teratoma found in the other ovary) 3,000 Abdominal pain & distension, left pleural[] Our patient presented with histological evidence of malignant struma ovarii in her left ovary, status post bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy.[] The patient usually presents with non-specific abdominal symptoms like pain or abdominal distension.[]

  • Plasmablastic Lymphoma

    distension.[] Case 4 A 65-year-old white male presented to our clinic in 2011 with a history of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis diagnosed in 1988, status post right thyroidectomy in 1999, and a[] However, this was still considered to be an aggressive case because of ongoing abdominal distension, and a CT scan revealed a mass in the abdomen.[]

  • Arterial Embolism

    A 72-year-old woman who had been treated for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation was brought into the hospital by ambulance because of abdominal pain and distension.[] Patient B A 37-year-old woman with a history of complex migraines and Graves disease status post thyroidectomy presented with three weeks of progressive speech difficulty[]

  • Sarcoidosis

    We report the case of a male with a diagnosis of sarcoidosis that was admitted due to abdominal distension and pain.[] This is a case of a 67-year-old woman, known to have multiple medical problems, mainly papillary thyroid cancer status post-total thyroidectomy and cervical neck dissection[] Spleen (causing abdominal discomfort and distension due to splenomegaly).[]

  • Thyroid Cancer

    Patients with MEN2B may have diffuse ganglioneuromatosis of the gastrointestinal tract with associated symptoms that include abdominal distension, megacolon, constipation,[] Abstract A 46-year-old woman with a history of papillary thyroid cancer status post total thyroidectomy underwent the second I radioiodine ablation therapy for lung metastases[]

  • Megaloblastic Anemia

    Visual exam may reveal diminished or complete loss of vision due to optic atrophy Malabsorption features may include profuse diarrhea, abdominal distension, and steatorrhea[] Status post total thyroidectomy showing postoperative changes in the form of diffuse subcutaneous thickening and two surgical drains are seen within the operative bed in anterior[]

  • Swyer-James Syndrome

    Bilateral smallness in underexpansion, diaphragmatic elevation (neuromuscular abnormatliy, abdominal mass/fluid/bowel distension), tracheal inspiratory obstruction (mass,[] Case Report A sixty one year-old white male nonsmoker with diagnosis of papillary thyroid carcinoma with lymph node metastasis, status-post total thyroidectomy, was referred[]

  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia

    Ganglioneuromatosis of the gastrointestinal tract is responsible for abdominal distension, megacolon, constipation or diarrhea.[] Past Ocular History None Medical History Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2B (diagnosed at age 12) with the following features: Metastatic medullary thyroid carcinoma status-post[] Associated symptoms include abdominal distension, megacolon, constipation, or diarrhea.[]

  • Thyroid Crisis

    distension, marked right hypochondrial pain and mild generalised pruritis.[] Husein M, Hier MP, Al-Abdulhadi K, Black M 2002 Predicting calcium status post-thyroidectomy with early calcium levels. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 127: 289–293.[] On abdominal examination no distension is found, auscultation sounds normal bowel sounds, palpation is not obtained by mass, liver and lien is not palpable, percussion is[]

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