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8 Possible Causes for Hippocratic Facies

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  • Acute Peritonitis

    Pale skin, cold expression on his face severe suffering, fear, there is a complete relaxation of facial muscles (Hippocratic face; facies Hippocratica).[]

  • Portal Cirrhosis

    To differentiate diffuse liver cancer from portal cirrhosis by using ultrasonography. We analyzed the sonographic images of 15 patients with diffuse liver cancer and 30 patients with portal cirrhosis. The patients with diffuse liver cancer showed enlarged liver and obvious echo of nodules. The rate of portal embolism[…][]

  • Pulmonary Tuberculosis

    Pulmonary artery aneurysms constitute 1% of aneurysms occurring in the thoracic cavity. Congenital cardiac defects are responsible for the majority ( 50%) of cases, however, pulmonary artery aneurysm is a rare sequelae of pulmonary tuberculosis reported in about 5% of patients with chronic cavitary tuberculosis[…][]

  • Chronic Disease

    The health care system is better organised to react to acute rather than chronic presentations of disease, yet a significant proportion of health care expenditure is on chronic diseases and their complications. This article seeks to argue the case for the organised care of chronic disease. Asthma is used as the[…][]

  • Macronodular Cirrhosis

    Patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) presenting with nonmicronodular or micronodular cirrhosis are usually treated by hepatectomy. The value of resection for patients with hepatitis B virus-related macronodular cirrhosis, however, remains unknown because of potentially fatal complications of this procedure.[…][]

  • Cachexia

    Cachexia is easy to recognize, primarily by weight loss, which is most apparent with loss of temporalis muscle mass in the face (Hippocratic facies).[]

  • Abdominal Surgery

    The patient’s face becomes drawn into the masklike appearance typical of hippocratic facies. Death occurs within days.[]

  • Left-sided Appendicitis

    facies .[] […] patient with advanced peritonitis is best described by Hippocrates (460–370 B.C.) as one with a ‘sharp nose, hollow eyes, collapsed temples, the ears cold’ now known as the Hippocratic[]

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