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667 Possible Causes for Abdominal Rigidity

  • Constipation

    Rigid endoscopy may be used in an urgent situation when flexible endoscopy is not available.[] Colonoscopy should not be performed if perforation or acute diverticulitis or other infectious processes are suspected because of the risk of worsening intra-abdominal contamination[]

  • Pneumonia

    Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine. 13(3):159–169, MAY 2007 DOI: 10.1097/MCP.0b013e3280f3bff4 , PMID: 17414122 Issn Print: 1070-5287 Publication Date: 2007/05/01 Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid Abstract Purpose of review Pneumonia is one of the major infectious diseases responsible for significant[…][]

  • Intestinal Obstruction

    This mass may be difficult to locate in inconsolable infants because of abdominal rigidity from muscle straining. Early on, vomiting of undigested food may occur.[] The obstinate constipation, the developing abdominal distention, the rapid pulse, and the fecal character of the vomitus will point toward intestinal obstruction.[] […] sigmoidoscopy should form part of a complete abdominal examination.[]

  • Appendicitis

    Abdominal rigidity is highly specific (83%) with a low sensitivity (27%).[] rigidity, and migration of pain from the periumbilical region to the right lower quadrant increases the likelihood of appendicitis.( 7 ) Although often atypical, the history[] Physical Exam Abdominal rigidity (involuntary guarding) is the sign with the highest predictive value for appendicitis (positive LR of 3.76).[]

  • Acute Pancreatitis

    An abdominal examination may reveal bloating, exquisite tenderness or rigidity – stiffness due to muscular contractions in your abdominal wall.[] In acute pancreatitis, the abdominal wall muscles will be rigid. When listening to the abdomen with a stethoscope, there may be very few or no intestinal sounds.[] : Marked epigastric tenderness with voluntary and involuntary guarding /- rigidity, Abdominal distension, Reduced bowel sound, Palpable pseudocyst (sometimes) Uncommon signs[]

  • Peritonitis

    […] pain[edit] The main manifestations of peritonitis are acute abdominal pain, abdominal tenderness, abdominal guarding, rigidity, which are exacerbated by moving the peritoneum[] You'll note abdominal rigidity on palpation and general tenderness (or local tenderness if the inflammation stays in a specific area).[] Other symptoms[edit] Diffuse abdominal rigidity ("abdominal guarding") is often present, especially in generalized peritonitis Fever Sinus tachycardia Development of ileus[]

  • Mesenteric Infarction

    Examination  normal abdominal examination in the face of severe abdominal pain.  No signs of peritonitis.  abdominal tenderness ,guarding, rigidity .  These signs develop[] They may develop abdominal wall rigidity. Bloody diarrhea and heme-positive stools are a late finding after bowel has infarcted.[] Some patients will have hypoactive bowel sounds and abdominal distension. Guiaic positive stool are also seen but may also manifest as frank hematochezia.[]

  • Mesenteric Vein Thrombosis

    As ischemia progresses to necrosis, peritoneal signs evolve, including involuntary guarding, rebound, and abdominal wall rigidity.[]

  • Acute Peritonitis

    Other symptoms [ edit ] Diffuse abdominal rigidity (" abdominal guarding ") is often present, especially in generalized peritonitis Fever Sinus tachycardia Development of[] The dog usually walks with a stiff gait and the abdominal muscles are rigid in an attempt to guard the abdomen.[] On palpation revealed muscular tension of abdominal wall. Especially expressed the muscular rigidity in case of perforation of hollow organs ("board-like abdomen").[]

  • Acute Emphysematous Cholecystitis

    Patient had tachycardia with generalized guarding and rigidity on per abdominal examination. Abdominal X-ray showed presence of dilated small bowel loops.[]

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