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72 Possible Causes for Tympanitic Abdomen

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • 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] In the emergency room, she was found to have an asymmetrically distended, tympanitic abdomen with fullness in left upper quadrant.[ispub.com] […] hours-days Abdominal Pain (see Abdominal Pain, [[Abdominal Pain]]) Clinical Gradual Onset of Steady Abdominal Pain: typical Episodic Cramping (Due to Peristalsis) Distended, Tympanitic[mdnxs.com]

  • Gastric Volvulus

    A 42-year-old man was admitted to coronary care for assessment with severe retrosternal chest pain. Echocardiography showed significant external compression of the left atrium. A subsequent CT scan revealed him to have a large hiatus hernia, with most of his stomach herniating into his thorax causing left atrial[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Volvulus of the Small Intestine

    We report case of primary volvulus of the small intestine and review 15 cases from the Japanese literature. A 56-year-old woman, with a history of appendectomy 30 years previously, was admitted with abdominal distension and signs of peritonitis. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) demonstrated a whirl-like pattern[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Meconium Plug Syndrome

    Abstract Neonatal small left colon syndrome is a cause of functional colon obstruction in newborn infants, with a high association of maternal diabetes. There has been much confusion regarding its relationship to meconium plug syndrome and aganglionosis. Six cases of aganglionosis (2 in infants of diabetic mothers)[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Constipation

    A tense, distended, tympanitic abdomen, particularly when there is nausea and vomiting, suggests mechanical obstruction.[merckmanuals.com] 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]

  • 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]

  • Ileus

    Radiologically, the abdomen shows gasfilled loops of intestine with multiple fluid levels 10.[slideshare.net] Abdominal distension becomes more marked and tympanitic. Colicky pain is not a feature. Distension increases pain from the abdominal wound.[slideshare.net]

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