Items tagged “ascites”

15 results found
Case

Dengue fever

 Diagnosis probable
Dr Maulik S Patel
Published 09 Aug 2013
66% complete
Ultrasound
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Malignant ascites - gastric cancer

 Diagnosis almost certain
Dr David Cuete
Published 08 Mar 2014
58% complete
CT
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Ascites and incomplete small bowel obstruction

 Diagnosis almost certain
Francis Fortin
Published 06 Mar 2015
66% complete
X-ray
Case

Meconium peritonitis

 Diagnosis almost certain
Dr Ersen Alp Özbalcı
Published 28 Dec 2015
79% complete
Ultrasound
Article

Abdominal paracentesis

An abdominal paracentesis (plural: paracenteses), more commonly referred to as an ascitic tap, is a procedure that can be performed to collect peritoneal fluid for analysis or as a therapeutic intervention. Indications diagnostic: especially for newly-diagnosed ascites determine etiology of a...
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Hepatopulmonary syndrome

 Diagnosis probable
Mostafa El-Feky
Published 18 Jun 2017
71% complete
CT
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Budd-Chiari syndrome

 Diagnosis almost certain
Dr Mostafa El-Feky
Published 24 Nov 2017
79% complete
CT
Case

Neonatal ascites

 Diagnosis almost certain
Jeremy Jones
Published 28 Sep 2021
75% complete
X-ray
Article

Denver shunt

A Denver shunt, or peritoneovenous shunt, is a device used to shunt ascites to the superior vena cava in patients with refractory ascites. The proximal end is located in the peritoneal cavity and the distal end in the superior vena cava, with a subcutaneous course in the anterior chest wall. It...
Article

Dog ear sign (abdomen)

The dog ear sign represents the presence of fluid or blood in the pelvic peritoneal recess on a supine abdominal radiograph. The appearance of the sign comes from a convex soft-tissue density representing fluid or blood in the lateral pelvic peritoneal recess separated from the bladder by a thin...
Article

Serum ascites albumin gradient

The serum–ascites albumin gradient (SAAG) is the difference between the concurrently obtained serum albumin concentration and the albumin concentration of the ascitic fluid obtained during paracentesis.  Pathology A difference ≥1.1 grams/deciliter (g/dL) indicates portal hypertension as the li...
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Ascitic fluid cholesterol level

Ascitic fluid cholesterol level estimation is a simple and precise test for differentiating malignant ascites from non-malignant (cirrhotic) ascites 5-9.  Pathology Ascites is the abnormal collection of fluid within the peritoneal cavity. Malignant ascites comprises ~10% and is usually seconda...
Case

Constrictive pericarditis

 Diagnosis certain
Naim Qaqish
Published 07 Mar 2021
94% complete
UltrasoundX-ray
Article

Z-track technique for paracentesis

The Z-track technique is used for paracentesis. It produces a non-linear track between the dermis and the peritoneum, and this serves to decrease the chance of ascitic fluid leakage through the track. Procedure Instead of directly sticking the access needle from the skin surface into the perit...
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Liver cirrhosis

 Diagnosis almost certain
Shervin Sharifkashani
Published 13 Apr 2022
83% complete
CT

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