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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.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Patients presented with symptoms typical of bowel obstruction including abdominal distension, nausea and vomiting.[karger.com]

  • 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[omicsonline.org] Our patient presented with histological evidence of malignant struma ovarii in her left ovary, status post bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy.[gs.amegroups.com] The patient usually presents with non-specific abdominal symptoms like pain or abdominal distension.[saudijhealthsci.org]

  • Plasmablastic Lymphoma

    distension.[indianjcancer.com] 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[doi.org] 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.[journals.lww.com]

  • 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.[ci.nii.ac.jp] 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[frontiersin.org]

  • Sarcoidosis

    We report the case of a male with a diagnosis of sarcoidosis that was admitted due to abdominal distension and pain.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] 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[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Spleen (causing abdominal discomfort and distension due to splenomegaly).[patient.info]

  • Thyroid Cancer

    Patients with MEN2B may have diffuse ganglioneuromatosis of the gastrointestinal tract with associated symptoms that include abdominal distension, megacolon, constipation,[cancer.gov] 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[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • 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[symptoma.com] 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[radiopaedia.org]

  • Swyer-James Syndrome

    Bilateral smallness in underexpansion, diaphragmatic elevation (neuromuscular abnormatliy, abdominal mass/fluid/bowel distension), tracheal inspiratory obstruction (mass,[radnotes.co.nz] 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[ispub.com]

  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia

    Ganglioneuromatosis of the gastrointestinal tract is responsible for abdominal distension, megacolon, constipation or diarrhea.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] 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[eyerounds.org] Associated symptoms include abdominal distension, megacolon, constipation, or diarrhea.[nature.com]

  • Thyroid Crisis

    distension, marked right hypochondrial pain and mild generalised pruritis.[thyroidresearchjournal.biomedcentral.com] 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.[doi.org] 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[biomedpharmajournal.org]

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