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459 Possible Causes for Ascites, Paralytic Ileus

  • Congestive Heart Failure

    Physical examination revealed S4, bilateral pretibial edema, and moderate amount of ascites.[] Right upper quadrant sonogram revealed hepatomegaly of 15 cm, trace amount of perihepatic ascites, pericholecystic fluid, and also thickened edematous gallbladder wall with[] 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[]

  • Acute Peritonitis

    The treatment failed to slow the progress of the disease, and massive ascites appeared with thickening of the gallbladder wall.[] .  Tenderness and generalized guarding  Decreased bowel sounds as Paralytic ileus sets in  Increased temperature and pulse 15.[] Prevalence SBP: In asymptomatic patients with cirrhosis and ascites, the prevalence is 3 ). In patients with cirrhosis and ascites, 5% of peritonitis is secondary ( 4 ).[]

  • 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[] A nasogastric tube (NGT) may be inserted for a week or two to drain the contents of the stomach especially with paralytic ileus.[] This case of abdominal distension could not be explained by common causes, such as ascites, bowel edema, hematoma, bowel distension, or ileus, which led us to suspect pancreatitis[]

  • Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis

    Ascites is uncommon in patients with hypothyroidism.[] ileus, hypothermia, leukocytosis, or other signs or symptoms of infection should prompt a diagnostic paracentesis for ascitic fluid analysis and culture ( Figure 1 ). [ 14[] […] with sterile portal hypertension-related ascites (1.36 /- 0.89 g/dl) and was significantly lower than that of patients with ascites due to miscellaneous causes.[]

  • Hemoperitoneum

    Ascites with right pleural effusion initially suggested fetal hydrops.[] Ultrasonography revealed massive hemorrhagic ascites. Exploratory laparoscopy was urgently performed to achieve hemostasis.[] Computed tomography revealed a ruptured liver metastasis and the presence of hemorrhagic ascites.[]

  • Myxedema

    Myxedema ascites is thus rare but easy to treat; it should be borne in mind, especially if the ascites fluid has a high protein content.[] In addition, neuropathic changes can cause malabsorption, gastric atony, impaired peristalsis, paralytic ileus, and megacolon. [15] Ascites may occur due to increased capillary[] Ascites is a rare but important complication of hypothyroidism.[]

  • Abdominal Visceral Abscess

    […] in patients with ascites from other causes, such as heart failure or systemic lupus erythematosus.[] Ischemia of the intestine also rapidly inhibits motility and paralytic ileus results. Paralytic ileus is commonly a concomitant of generalized peritonitis.[] , this condition is called ascites.[]

  • Familial Mediterranean Fever

    A rare cause of ascites: Familial Mediterranean fever.[] Adhesions & ascites are rare. 12. # 3.[] A rare cause of massive ascites: familial Mediterranean fever.[]

  • Traumatic Urinary Bladder Rupture

    Complications M Seitz B Schlenker Ch Stief 364 1812 Chest Pains and Dyspnea 373 1813 Acute Abdomen 377 1814 Postoperative Fever 378 1815 Abdominal Wound Dehiscence 403 1816 Chylous Ascites[] ileus Upward displacement of ileal loops Flame-shaped contrast extravasation into perivesical fat Best seen on postvoid films May extend into thigh / anterior abdominal wall[] However, if the retrograde cystography could not be done, the biochemistry of unexplained ascites is helpful.[]

  • Perforated Viscus

    Abdominal paracentesis showed cloudy ascites. Gram staining was performed directly on the pellet of ascites and 6 patients were suspected to have Candida sepsis.[] Ultrasonography may be help to assess the presence and the character of ascites, and is particularly helpful in the context of a gasless abdomen.[] During the surgery, the ascites were drained and abdominal cavity was repeatedly washed with 0.9% saline.[]

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