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65 Possible Causes for Tympanitic Abdomen

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  • Intestinal Obstruction

    Abdominal palpation may reveal a distended, tympanitic abdomen; however, this finding may not be present in patients with early or proximal obstruction.[aafp.org]

  • Cecal Volvulus

    Abdomen Rebound Tenderness: in cases with peritonitis/bowel ischemia Nausea/Vomiting (see Nausea and Vomiting , [[Nausea and Vomiting]]) Obstipation : failure to pass stools[mdnxs.com] He had a firm, massively distended, tympanitic abdomen with decreased bowel sounds. He had no temperature .[eurorad.org] In the emergency room, she was found to have an asymmetrically distended, tympanitic abdomen with fullness in left upper quadrant.[ispub.com]

  • Sigmoid Volvulus

    Distention may compromise Respiratory & cardiac function Tympanitic abdomen, Abdominal distention /- palpable mass Diagnosis - Abdominal plain films usually diagnostic Inverted[quizlet.com] abdomen Abdominal distention /- palpable mass Diagnosis Abdominal plain films usually diagnostic Inverted U-shaped appearance of distended sigmoid loop Largest and most dilated[learningradiology.com] Examination of the abdomen usually reveals a tympanitic abdomen, and a palpable mass may be present - often on the right side of the abdomen.[ispub.com]

  • Small Bowel Obstruction

    Abdominal palpation may reveal a distended, tympanitic abdomen; however, this finding may not be present in patients with early or proximal obstruction.[aafp.org]

  • Stomach Perforation

    On examination he showed increased abdominal distention and a tender, tympanitic abdomen.[cirp.org]

  • Volvulus of the Small Intestine

    To report a rare case of a left paraduodenal hernia presenting as volvulus of the small intestine associated to an intestinal malrotation. A 2 months-old girl presented with history of bilious vomiting, sonography showed signs of volvulus and emergency laparotomy was performed and confirmed left paraduodenal hernia[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Constipation

    A tense, distended, tympanitic abdomen, particularly when there is nausea and vomiting, suggests mechanical obstruction.[merckmanuals.com] Red flags Certain findings raise suspicion of a more serious etiology of chronic constipation: Distended, tympanitic abdomen Vomiting Blood in stool Weight loss Severe constipation[merckmanuals.com]

  • Meconium Plug Syndrome

    The significance of meconium plug syndrome (MPS) is unclear but has been associated with Hirschsprung's disease and magnesium tocolysis. We reviewed our experience to attempt to identify any potential association with these conditions and to review our outcomes. Using the International Classification of Diseases,[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Gastric Volvulus

    A 42-year-old female presented with long-standing symptoms suggestive of gastroesophageal reflux disease improved after proton pump inhibitor treatment. An upper endoscopy revealed an intrathoracic position of the stomach (type 4 hiatal hernia) with no mucosal abnormality. Barium swallow demonstrated gastric[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Gastric Rupture

    On removal of the warming blankets, a very distended, tympanitic abdomen was discovered.[journals.lww.com] On examination he showed increased abdominal distention and a tender, tympanitic abdomen.[cirp.org]

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