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320 Possible Causes for Absent Bowel Sounds

  • Ileus

    Ileus was defined if a child developed abdominal distension and had hyperactive or sluggish or absent bowel sound and a radiologic evidence of abdominal gas-fluid level during[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] FEATURES abdominal pain N V constipation abdominal distension intolerant of enteral feeding absent bowel sounds can produce: intestinal ischaemia, perforation and abdominal[litfl.com] CLINICAL FEATURES abdominal pain N V constipation abdominal distension intolerant of enteral feeding absent bowel sounds can produce: intestinal ischaemia, perforation and[lifeinthefastlane.com]

  • Paralytic Ileus

    ) Abdominal tenderness, rigidity (usually absent unless strangulation or peritonitis occur) Absent bowel sounds or high pitched bowel sounds above obstruction (upon auscultation[slideshare.net] His abdomen was grossly distended with absent bowel sounds. There was no palpable organomegaly.[thyroidresearchjournal.biomedcentral.com] Abdominal distention (usually absent or minimally noticeable in proximal obstructions and lower intestinal obstructions) Constipation (occur later) Lack of flatus (occur later[slideshare.net]

  • Appendicitis

    bowel sounds.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] Bowel sounds will be decreased or absent. A blood test will be given, because an increased white cell count may help confirm a diagnosis of appendicitis.[encyclopedia.com] Appendicitis is characterized by vomiting, a low-grade fever of 99 to 102 F, an elevated white blood cell count, rebound tenderness, a rigid abdomen, and decreased or absent[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]

  • Embolic Mesenteric Infarction

    […] decreases, resulting in abdominal bloating, no further bloody stools, and absent bowel sounds on exam.[parasitetesting.com] sounds absent - hyperactive septicaemia AF heart murmurs INVESTIGATIONS bloods: unreliable diagnostically ABG: metabolic state lactate: elevation xray: exclude perforation[lifeinthefastlane.com] Bowel sound was decreased, but nausea or vomiting were absent.[e-jnc.org]

  • Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction

    Yan JK 1, 2, 3 , Zhou KJ 1, 2, 3 , Huang JH 1 , Wu QQ 1 , Zhang T 1 , Wang CC 4 , Cai W 5, 6, 7 . Author information 1 Department of Pediatric Surgery, Xin Hua Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, 1665 Kongjiang Rd, Shanghai, 200092, China. 2 Shanghai Institute for Pediatric Research,[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Acute Peritonitis

    The abdomen is often distended, with hypoactive-to-absent bowel sounds.[emedicine.medscape.com] Absent bowel sounds suggest paralytic ileus, generalised peritonitis or intestinal obstruction.[patient.info] Absent or altered bowel sounds. Associated testicular pathology. Marked involuntary guarding/rebound tenderness. Tenderness to percussion.[patient.info]

  • Mesenteric Infarction

    Examination reveals a markedly distended abdomen and absent bowel sounds. Lab studies show an elevated WBC count and a lactate of 4.3 mmol/L.[foamcast.org] sounds absent - hyperactive septicaemia AF heart murmurs INVESTIGATIONS bloods: unreliable diagnostically ABG: metabolic state lactate: elevation xray: exclude perforation[lifeinthefastlane.com] […] associated with MODS Venous thrombosis symptoms may been present for weeks patients may have a history of hypercoagulability EXAMINATION tenderness peritonism palpable mass bowel[lifeinthefastlane.com]

  • Acute Mesenteric Ischemia

    Examination reveals a markedly distended abdomen and absent bowel sounds. Lab studies show an elevated WBC count and a lactate of 4.3 mmol/L.[foamcast.org] sounds absent - hyperactive septicaemia AF heart murmurs INVESTIGATIONS bloods: unreliable diagnostically ABG: metabolic state lactate: elevation xray: exclude perforation[lifeinthefastlane.com] […] associated with MODS Venous thrombosis symptoms may been present for weeks patients may have a history of hypercoagulability EXAMINATION tenderness peritonism palpable mass bowel[lifeinthefastlane.com]

  • Abdominal Injury

    bowel sounds Peritonitis Suspicious findings on adominal XRay or CT Abdomen (e.g.[fpnotebook.com] Bowel perforation and the spread of blood, bacteria, and chemical irritants can cause diminished or absent bowel sounds.[nursingcenter.com] J Trauma 20: 308-311 III Clinical findings of pain, tenderness, guarding, absent bowel sounds, and hypovolemia correlate with jejunal injur y.[east.org]

  • Mesenteric Vein Thrombosis

    Mesenteric venous thrombosis (MVT) is an uncommon clinical condition with potential high morbidity. We report here a patient who presented with acute-onset MVT and bowel infarction, which was successfully ameliorated with intramesenteric vein thrombolytic therapy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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