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284 Possible Causes for Abdominal Mass, Epigastric Mass, Weight Loss

  • Gastric Cancer

    An 81-year-old man was admitted with upper abdominal pain and weight loss. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy revealed a large tumor located from the gastric angle to the body.[] On examination, a nontender epigastric mass was palpated.[] In early stages it presents with non-specific and vague symptoms, in advanced stages it may cause nausea and vomiting, dysphagia, loss of appetite, abdominal mass or weight[]

  • Gastric Adenocarcinoma

    A 56-year-old woman presented with epigastric pain and weight loss. Endoscopy showed an irregular depressed hyperemic lesion covered with a whitish plaque on the cardia.[] Here, we present a 45-year-old male complaining of a lymph node mass in the neck, without any abdominal symptoms, diagnosed as HL and gastric adenocarcinoma with hepatitis[] […] and adjacent mucosa ulcerated carcinoma (penetrating cancer): 70% of all gastric cancers 4 Ultrasound Not useful, unless a large epigastric mass is present or on endoscopic[]

  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma

    Weight Loss, anorexia, and fever Weight loss is defined as unintentional weight loss of more than 10% of body weight over a span of 6 months.[] A contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) scan revealed multiple abdominal masses.[] loss (4.4%), gastrointestinal hemorrhage (4.4%), and jaundice (2.6%).[]

  • Malignant Neoplasm

    Involuntary weight loss (IWL) is a non-specific symptom frequently found in the setting of a malignant neoplasm.[] On admission, an elastic hard mass with tenderness was palpable in the epigastric region.[] A 44-year-old man who had undergone an appendectomy for perforated appendicitis presented three years later with an abdominal wall mass.[]

  • Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma

    The second patient is a 72-year-old male who presented with cholestasis and weight loss.[] However, when she was admitted to our hospital 13 years later for an annual follow-up, abdominal CT revealed a mass in the dilated remnant of her lower bile duct.[] An abdominal computed tomography scan identified a mass on the pancreatic head and multiple enlarged lymph nodes.[]

  • Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis

    Patients present with projectile vomiting, weight loss and dehydration.[] The frequency of olive-shaped abdominal mass evident on physical examination decreased significantly over time, and was lower than published values.[] At this point, the possibility of IHPS was entertained and test-feeding was done but no epigastric mass was palpable.[]

  • Pancreatic Abscess

    A 72-year-old man with a two month history of non-specific abdominal discomfort, distension, anorexia and weight loss was admitted for further evaluation.[] All 5 patients had acute pancreatitis followed by prolonged fever and development of an abdominal mass.[] Physical examination elicited a vague epigastric mass and a normal cardiovascular assessment. Additional workup confirms the physician's initial clinical suspicion.[]

  • Liposarcoma

    We present a rare case of a big oesophageal liposarcoma causing dysphagia and weight loss in a 75-year-old patient.[] The first patient was referred to our hospital with upper abdominal discomfort. The endoscopic examination revealed a tumor mass about 3 cm in diameter.[] Five patients presented with abdominal pain, four with hematemesis related to ulcer, three with nausea and two with epigastric mass.[]

  • Pancreatic Pseudocyst

    Case presentation A 55-year-old man with a history of chronic pancreatitis was admitted with intermittent dyspnea, dysphagia and weight loss.[] mass.[] The patient presented with an abdominal mass involving the epigastrium, left hypochondrium, and left flank.[]

  • Retroperitoneal Abscess

    Disseminated mycobacterial infection after Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination is a rare disorder, usually presenting with fever, weight loss, anemia, lymphadenopathy[] Retroperitoneal abscesses must be considered in the differential diagnosis of abdominal masses in the new born.[] No abdominal masses or organomegaly were palpated. Bilateral 3 pitting leg edema was noted.[]

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