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218 Possible Causes for Abdominal Wall Edema

  • Ascites

    Cirrhosis - muscle mass loss, icteric sclera, spider angioma, palmar erythema, pedal edema, gynecomastia, prominent abdominal wall veins (caput medusae), palpable firm liver[]

  • Anasarca

    The examiner tests for pitting edema of the abdominal wall. Image Source: Just In Time Medicine. Michigan Stage University.[]

  • Inferior Vena Cava Syndrome

    In addition, if the thrombus is confined to the cava and does not involve the iliac or femoral system, the collateral pathways form along the posterior abdominal wall.[] In one study, almost 60% of patients did not have bilateral leg edema.[]

  • Nephrotic Syndrome

    . • Some present with scrotal,labial edema n respiratory compromise.rarely there is diarrhoea secondary to edema of the bowel wall • Occasionlly,NS presents critically ill[] […] due to peritonitis,bacretemia,pneumonia or rarely due to thrombotic episode • Some may have hypotensive symptoms like abdominal pain,persistent vomiting,dizziness and cold[]

  • Chronic Right-Sided Congestive Heart Failure

    In severe cases of HF, peripheral edema can extend to the thighs or even the sacrum, scrotum, lower abdominal wall, and occasionally even higher.[] Abdominal ultrasonography revealed liver parenchymal echo thickening; widening of the hepatic vein, the right hepatic vein, and the inferior vena cava; gallbladder wall edema[] Swelling may be so severe as to reach up to the hips, scrotum, abdominal wall, and eventually, the abdominal cavity (ascites).[]

  • Heart Failure

    Swelling may be so severe as to reach up to the hips, scrotum, abdominal wall, and eventually, the abdominal cavity (ascites).[] Nonpitting edema is generally not caused by heart failure.[]

  • Water Intoxication

    Water intoxication , also known as water poisoning, hyperhydration, or water toxemia is a potentially fatal disturbance in brain functions that results when the normal balance of electrolytes in the body is pushed outside safe limits by overhydration (excessive water intake). Under normal circumstances, accidentally[…][]

  • Non-immune Hydrops fetalis

    Figure 1 : Fetal USG image (transverse view) showing scalp edema (arrow) Click here to view Figure 2 : Fetal USG image (transverse view) showing ascites with abdominal wall[] edema Click here to view Figure 3 : Fetal USG image (longitudinal view) showing ascites (arrow) and pleural effusion (arrowhead) Click here to view Cord blood was submitted[]

  • Inferior Vena Cava Plication

    In the 4th edition of Endovascular Surgery, Drs. Wesley S. Moore, Samuel S. Ahn, and a host of experts guide you through the latest developments in this innovative field. New procedures and special features, such as key points and case reviews, help illustrate effective patient care, and new topics such as[…][]

  • Malignant Ascites

    Malignant ascites is defined as the abnormal accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity of patients with malignancies of the ovaries, breast, colon, lung, pancreas, stomach or liver. The prognosis of this disease is poor as the patients often succumb within four months after the diagnosis. Malignant ascites[…][]

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