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168 Possible Causes for Abdominal Wall Edema

  • Anasarca

    Over the past 6 months he gained 30 lbs with worsening lower extremity, abdominal wall, and scrotal edema.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The examiner tests for pitting edema of the abdominal wall. Image Source: Just In Time Medicine. Michigan Stage University.[healthfixit.com] A recent workup for cardiac, renal, and liver disease, including two-dimensional echocardiogram, liver and renal function tests, and abdominal ultrasound, was unremarkable[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Ascites

    Cirrhosis - muscle mass loss, icteric sclera, spider angioma, palmar erythema, pedal edema, gynecomastia, prominent abdominal wall veins (caput medusae), palpable firm liver[clinicaladvisor.com] Massive ascites causes tautness of the abdominal wall and flattening of the umbilicus.[merckmanuals.com] In liver diseases or peritoneal disorders, ascites is usually isolated or disproportionate to peripheral edema; in systemic diseases (eg, heart failure), the reverse is usually[merckmanuals.com]

  • 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.[emedicine.medscape.com] In one study, almost 60% of patients did not have bilateral leg edema.[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Chronic Right-Sided Congestive Heart Failure

    Abdominal ultrasonography revealed liver parenchymal echo thickening; widening of the hepatic vein, the right hepatic vein, and the inferior vena cava; gallbladder wall edema[omicsonline.org]

  • 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[slideshare.net] […] due to peritonitis,bacretemia,pneumonia or rarely due to thrombotic episode • Some may have hypotensive symptoms like abdominal pain,persistent vomiting,dizziness and cold[slideshare.net]

  • Water Intoxication

    Abstract Eleven episodes of severe hyponatremia secondary to hiccup-induced potomania were recorded in 3 years in a man who had essential hypertension, a low protein intake and a normal diluting ability. Paradoxical increase in hematocrit and plasma protein with acute extensive natriuresis was associated as well as[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Inferior Vena Cava Plication

    Abstract In a group of 70 patients, 40 undergoing the insertion of a Mobin-Uddin umbrella and 30 the placing of an Adams-DeWeese clip, the authors noted a 6% recurrent embolism rate within a follow up period of 14 months to 5 years. This was fatal in 1.5% of cases. There was 10.9% recurrent phlebitis and 9.4%[…][unboundmedicine.com]

  • Malignant Ascites

    Abstract Malignant ascites in advanced cancer is usually treated by repeated paracentesis, causing both discomfort and inconvenience to patients in the terminal stages of disease. We present a case of advanced ovarian carcinoma in which intraoperative placement of a Foley's self-retaining catheter into the[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Heart Failure

    Prior studies have reported an inverse association between physical activity (PA) and risk of heart failure (HF). However, a comprehensive assessment of the quantitative dose-response association between PA and HF risk has not been reported previously. Prospective cohort studies with participants 18 years of[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Omphalitis

    Fifteen of these patients died soon after emergence of anterior abdominal wall edema and cellulitis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Discoloration Crepitance Rapidly expanding erythema or other changes Systemic toxicity and signs of shock OF NOTE – they do not need to have severe abdominal wall changes[pedemmorsels.com] Extensive local disease is characterized by necrotizing fasciitis or myonecrosis, spreading from the periumbilical area to adjacent regions of the abdominal wall and into[symptoma.com]

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