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Gastrointestinal

  • Richard M. Gore

Presenting Signs and Symptoms

  • Small amounts may be asymptomatic

  • Abdominal distension and discomfort

  • Anorexia, nausea, and early satiety

  • Respiratory distress (due to reduced lung volume)

  • Bulging flanks, fluid wave, shifting dullness

  • Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis

Common Cause

  • Cirrhosis

  • Neoplasm (hepatic cancer or peritoneal carcinomatosis) Congestive heart failure

  • Tuberculosis (and other infections)

  • Hypoalbuminemia (nephrotic syndrome, protein-losing enteropathy, malnutrition)

Keywords

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Diagnostic Image Lower Esophageal Sphincter Acute Cholecystitis Barium Enema 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard M. Gore
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  1. 1.Department of RadiologyNorthwestern University Medical SchoolChicagoUSA

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