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274 Possible Causes for Ascites, Increased Abdominal Girth

  • Liver Cirrhosis

    The serum-ascites albumin gradient value of 1.9 g/dL and the total protein level in the ascites of 3.1 g/dL indicated the ascites to have been caused by portal hypertension[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] This may be visible as an increase in abdominal girth. Fetor hepaticus is a musty breath odor resulting from increased dimethyl sulfide.[en.wikipedia.org] […] with cirrhosis and ascites.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Heart Failure

    A 50-year-old female patient presented at the clinic with the complaint of dyspnea and abdominal distention due to ascites.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] abdominal girth and epigastric and right upper quadrant (RUQ) abdominal pain.[emedicine.medscape.com] 41-year-old female patient admitted to the Department of Cardiology with clinical signs of right heart failure: congested jugular veins, hepatomegaly, peripheral edema, ascites[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Meigs Syndrome

    Pseudo-Meigs' syndrome accompanied by massive ascites in uterine leiomyoma is rare.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] abdominal girth, bloating, intermittent abdominal pain, dyspnea, nonproductive cough may help in differentiating potential local factor causing such symptoms.[en.wikipedia.org] Physical examination and ultrasound revealed massive ascites. Computed tomography confirmed ascites and laboratory investigations showed CA125 raised levels.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Congestive Heart Failure

    Physical examination revealed S4, bilateral pretibial edema, and moderate amount of ascites.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Right upper quadrant sonogram revealed hepatomegaly of 15 cm, trace amount of perihepatic ascites, pericholecystic fluid, and also thickened edematous gallbladder wall with[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Minor criteria are acceptable only if they can not be attributed to another medical condition (such as pulmonary hypertension, chronic lung disease, cirrhosis, ascites, or[web.archive.org]

  • Metastatic Ovarian Carcinoma

    Postoperative recurrence was found cytologically in the surgical stump and ascites in two cases.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] abdominal girth over the past month.[medbullets.com] abdominal girth Lethargy, fatigue or lack of energy Abdominal pain or swelling Elevated levels of the protein CA-125 According to the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance , most[cancercenter.com]

  • Malignant Ascites

    Malignant ascites accounts for only 10% of all cases of ascites. 80% cases of malignant ascites are secondary to epithelial malignancies of the breast, ovaries, endometrium[symptoma.com] Patients can complain of increasing abdominal girth, generalized abdominal pain and shortness of breath.[cancertherapyadvisor.com] ascites); Group 2, patient with ascites due to non-portal hypertensive etiology (low-gradient ascites).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Pulmonary Emphysema

    Persistent interstitial pulmonary emphysema (PIPE) is a syndrome characterized by air-leakage in the perivascular tissues of the lung, primarily affecting mechanically ventilated neonates. Reports in the literature of infants developing PIPE with no history of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) or mechanical[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Alcoholic Liver Disease

    […] diagnoses that do not involve the liver; and (2) estimate the percentage of the difference in costs between the ALD and non-ALD hospitalizations that may be attributed to ascites[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A highly significant association was noted for serum bilirubin, INR, and the presence of ascites or encephalopathy.[doi.org] A patient with alcoholic liver disease and ascites had Haemophilus influenzae peritonitis and died in spite of vigorous antibiotic therapy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Adenocarcinoma of the Ovary

    Positive peritoneal or ascitic cytology, the presence of residual tumor, more than 100 ml ascites were demonstrated to have the significant impact on survival by univariate[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] pain, weight loss, vaginal bleeding, and increased abdominal girth.[dovemed.com] A new cell line (TAYA) was established from ascites of a patient with clear cell adenocarcinoma of the ovary, and the sensitivity of the cell line to various anticancer drugs[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Acute Pancreatitis

    She had an extended hospital course because of severe disease, characterised by systemic inflammatory response syndrome, pleural effusion and ascites but was successfully[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Although ACS is a clinical diagnosis, at times the diagnosis is suggested on CT in patients who exhibit the “round-belly sign”, defined as abdominal distension with an increased[pancreapedia.org] An abdominal sonogram showed turbid ascites and peritonitis was impressed.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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