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227 Possible Causes for Abdominal Wall Edema, Edema

  • Anasarca

    Over the past 6 months he gained 30 lbs with worsening lower extremity, abdominal wall, and scrotal edema.[] Generalized or limb edema is an uncommon manifestation of dermatomyositis.[] The examiner tests for pitting edema of the abdominal wall. Image Source: Just In Time Medicine. Michigan Stage University.[]

  • Ascites

    Cirrhosis - muscle mass loss, icteric sclera, spider angioma, palmar erythema, pedal edema, gynecomastia, prominent abdominal wall veins (caput medusae), palpable firm liver[] Here we reported an extraordinarily rare case of intra-pericardial paraganglioma presenting as faint, pitting edema, abdominal fullness with ascites, and hemopericardium with[] We present a case of a 74-year-old male patient having massive ascites and bilateral lower 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[] Examination revealed bilateral pedal edema and mild ascites.[] This is a nonspecific disease of the kidney characterized by proteinuria, edema and hypoalbuminemia.[]

  • Heart Failure

    Swelling may be so severe as to reach up to the hips, scrotum, abdominal wall, and eventually, the abdominal cavity (ascites).[] A 35-year-old woman with fever, edema and rash was admitted. Pleural effusion and cardiomegaly were observed.[] It would appear that he suffered over the last three years of his life from hepatic and cardiac failure, conditions that resulted in edema and potentially even hepatic carcinoma[]

  • 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.[] Edema of the lower extremities (peripheral edema), caused by an increase in the venous blood pressure. Tachycardia .[] Compression of the inferior vena cava by the distended urinary bladder is rare but is usually found in the presence of lower extremity edema.[]

  • Malignant Ascites

    The complications of the shunt included transient edema (four patients), transient intravascular coagulation (four patients), and fever (two patients).[] The most serious procedure-related complications were reported for PVS (mortality from pulmonary edema and thromboembolism).[] Related Resources Fluid Retention or Edema Side Effects Fear of Treatment-Related Side Effects[]

  • 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.[] A heart attack may cause pulmonary edema.[] Abdominal ultrasonography revealed liver parenchymal echo thickening; widening of the hepatic vein, the right hepatic vein, and the inferior vena cava; gallbladder wall edema[]

  • Inferior Vena Cava Plication

    […] one or more major complications- cardiopulmonary problems in five; bleeding in five; chylous ascites or large pleural effusions in two patients each; and lower extremity edema[] In a 1967 paper from Johns Hopkins , the most common “late” morbidity from caval interruption was “edema” in 71%, and only 40% of patients with edema were severe enough to[] The rates for operative mortality and recurrent PE were similar to those of caval ligation, yet the rate for limb edema was reduced.[]

  • Water Intoxication

    An Army trainee developed acute water intoxication, hyponatremia, pulmonary edema, and fatal cerebral edema.[] A 31-year-old woman with untreated chronic schizophrenia developed extreme polydipsia which rapidly led to coma and death due to cerebral edema.[] Severe hyponatremia is associated with a mortality rate of more than 50%, primarily from cerebral edema and central nervous system dysfunction.[]

  • 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[] At birth, both individuals were noted to have marked edema of the entire body, slightly low set ears, small nose, mild micrognathia, small chest, camptodactyly, single transverse[] […] and 11 cases of fetal hydrothorax and/ or ascites (FH/A), a syndrome characterized by the accumulation of pleural effusion and/or ascitic fluid, without generalized skin edema[]

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