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45 Possible Causes for High Pitched Bowel Sounds

  • Small Bowel Obstruction

    High pitched bowel sounds X-ray: dilated bowel, air-fluid levels, “stack of coins” or “string of pearls” sign Modality of choice: CT NGT, surgery Podcast Ep 1: The Rosh Review[roshreview.com] Abdominal discomfort Cramping Nausea/vomiting Abdominal distention High-pitched bowel sounds What are the classic electrolyte/acid-base findings with proximal obstruction?[quizlet.com] The exam will include listening for bowel sounds in your stomach. Very high pitched bowel sounds heard through a stethoscope suggest mechanical bowel obstruction.[winchesterhospital.org]

  • Intestinal Obstruction

    Clinical signs include abdominal distention, tympany due to an air-filled stomach and high-pitched bowel sounds. [ 9 ] History There is considerable overlap with the presentation[patient.info] […] will occur. [ 8 ] Presentation [ 2 , 3 ] The typical clinical symptoms associated with obstruction include nausea, vomiting, dysphagia, abdominal pain and failure to pass bowel[patient.info] When the patient has a mechanical obstruction, the doctor will first hear active, high-pitched gurgling and splashing bowel sounds while listening with a stethoscope.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]

  • Recurrent Small Bowel Obstruction

    Clinical signs include abdominal distention, tympany due to an air-filled stomach and high-pitched bowel sounds. [ 9 ] History There is considerable overlap with the presentation[patient.info] Signs Vital Sign s: Dehydration vs SIRS Criteria ( Sepsis ) Sinus Tachycardia Hypotension Bowel sounds Initial: High pitched, hyperactive bowel sounds Later: Hypoactive or[fpnotebook.com] Bowel sounds on auscultation are typically absent in paralytic ileus, whereas mechanical obstructions present with a high-pitched tinkling sound.[amboss.com]

  • Partial Small Bowel Obstruction

    But often the distinguishing feature can be cramping abdominal pain and hyperactive or high pitched bowel sounds.[clinicaladvisor.com] Clinical signs include abdominal distention, tympany due to an air-filled stomach and high-pitched bowel sounds. [ 9 ] History There is considerable overlap with the presentation[patient.info] sounds are hyperactive and high-pitched § Absence of bowel sounds may indicate bowel ischemia or peritonitis o Conventional radiography is the study of first choice § Loops[learningradiology.com]

  • Obstipation

    Abstract Paraneoplastic symptoms caused by abnormal gastrointestinal motility may be the initial manifestation of small cell lung cancer (SCLC). We report a case of a 63-year-old woman who presented with progressive constipation culminating in obstipation, and associated symptoms of more widespread dysmotility. A[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Diverticular Abscess

    BACKGROUND: Data on percutaneous drainage followed by observation for diverticular abscess is scant. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to assess outcomes of percutaneous drainage alone in the management of peridiverticular abscess. DESIGN: This is a retrospective study from a prospectively collected database.[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Volvulus

    Abstract Complications from a Meckel's diverticulum include diverticulitis, bleeding, intussusception, bowel obstruction, a volvulus, a vesicodiverticular fistula, perforation or very rarely as a tumour. We report a case where a Meckel's diverticulum presented with a terminal ileal volvulus in a 32-year-old man without the[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Intestinal Lymphoma

    We document an unusual case of HTLV-I positive adult T-cell leukaemia lymphoma (ATLL) in a 25 year old Chilean patient who presented with primary small intestinal involvement and during evolution developed a leukaemic phase. Duodenal biopsy showed infiltration by pleomorphic lymphoid cells with a CD45RO CD20-[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Cholinergic Crisis

    Abstract Cholinergic crisis has rarely been reported as a complication of myasthenia gravis, wherein it mainly occurs as a result of the improper accumulation of anticholinesterase agents. In this report, we present one such case. The nature of the patient's clinical manifestations suggested that the main reason[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Ileus

    sounds or high pitched bowel sounds above obstruction (upon auscultation) Temperature 100 (rare occurrence, secondary to strangulation or peritonitis occurring) 6.[slideshare.net] Clinical signs include abdominal distention, tympany due to an air-filled stomach and high-pitched bowel sounds. [ 9 ] History There is considerable overlap with the presentation[patient.info] […] will occur. [ 8 ] Presentation [ 2 , 3 ] The typical clinical symptoms associated with obstruction include nausea, vomiting, dysphagia, abdominal pain and failure to pass bowel[patient.info]

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