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11 Possible Causes for Direct Periumbilical Tenderness

  • Umbilical Hernia

    BACKGROUND: Most umbilical hernias spontaneously close by 3-5 years of age; therefore, surgical repair is considered only in children whose hernias have not closed by this point. At present, adhesive strapping is not the preferred treatment for umbilical hernias because of the lack of supporting evidence regarding[…][]

  • Ventral Hernia

    A detailed medical history can reveal the natural course of the disease and whether the defect is congenital or acquired. A through physical examination will also be an invaluable tool in the diagnosis. Patient may need to be examined in both upright and supine position for better results. Hernias will initially present[…][]

  • Umbilical Sepsis

    Umbilical Sepsis Umbilical sepsis is common name for Omphalitis of newborn. Usually after birth, the umbilical cord is cut except for a small part which is called as stump. Generally the stump dries and falls off from the skin within 3-45 days from birth. But sometimes due to unhygienic conditions or some other reasons[…][]

  • Acute Peritonitis

    Acupuncture is an alternative medical therapy and widely practiced in Northeast Asia. Although it is known as a safe procedure, complications including infection, pneumothorax, hemorrhage, and cardiac tamponade have been reported. The authors present a rare case of fatal acute peritonitis due to penetration of[…][]

  • Omphalitis

    BACKGROUND: Omphalitis may cause serious complications and contribute to neonatal morbidity and mortality. From January 1997 to August 1998, the incidence of omphalitis in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital had been increased from 0.9 to 17.4 per 1,000 live births. A[…][]

  • Biliary Peritonitis

    To evaluate cases of gallbladder injury, a rare and potentially serious complication, in the setting of percutaneous nephrolithotomy. We report two cases of gallbladder injury after percutaneous nephrolithotomy and review the literature on this rare complication. Both cases of gallbladder injury at our institution[…][]

  • Abdominal Muscle Strain

    […] by Steve Hole, MD 2012 Though he’s under a 2-year, 15 million contract with the World Series champion San Francisco Giants, Brian Wilson wears several hats: tattoo canvas, captivating interview star, and closer extraordinaire. The relief pitcher led the majors with 48 saves in 2010 and pitched his best in the biggest[…][]

  • Funisitis

    Funisitis is inflammation of the connective tissue of the umbilical cord, which may cause abortion. It is typically preceded by vasculitis of the umbilical artery or veins and may be the result of chorioamnionitis. Necrotizing funisitis is a very severe form of funisitis in which the tissue that makes-up the umbilical cord[…][]

  • Mesenteric Artery Thrombosis

    The patient’s symptom was localized at the periumbilical area, and direct tenderness was present at physical examination.[]

  • Abdominal Pregnancy

    […] abdominal tenderness - Observed most commonly and only rarely absent [11, 45] Tenderness in the first trimester - Well localized in the RLQ Tenderness later in pregnancy[] - In the right periumbilical area, in the RUQ, or else diffuse Rebound tenderness - Present in 55-75% of patients [11, 40, 42, 45, 46] Abdominal muscle rigidity - Observed[] […] third to two thirds of pregnant patients, though present almost universally in nonpregnant patients [11, 40, 42, 44] The following also can be observed in appendicitis: Direct[]

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