Disease Information for Ascites, malignant

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Bilateral ankle swelling
Bilateral leg edema/swelling
Bilateral severe leg edema
Bilateral thigh edema
Abdominal Distension
Abdominal distension/protrusion/sign
Abdominal Distention
Abdominal fluid wave on exam
Abdominal Mass
Abdominal wall edema
Failure to Thrive
Flank bulge sign
Increased abdominal girth/Potbelly
Protruberant Abdomen
Shifting dullness/abdomen
Signs of ascites
Weight gain in Elderly
Right Flank Mass
Edema of Lower Extremities
Edema, lower extremity (leg) , unilateral
Orthopnea
Flank Mass
Increase Waist/Hip Girth Ratio
Weight gain
Disease Progression
Course/Chronic disorder
Course/Chronic only
Demographics & Risk Factors
Population Group
Aged Adult
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Elderly Aged
Population/Seventies Adult
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings (Non Measured)
ASCITIC Exudate (Ex)
SAAG Serum-ascitic albumin grad/Low (Lab)
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
ASCITIC Carcinoembryonic antigen
ASCITIC Lactic dehydrogenase
ASCITIC Neutrophile count greater than 250
Diagnostic Test Results
Other Tests & Procedures
Laparoscopy/Abdominal abnormal
Paracentesis/Abnormality
Paracentesis/Bloody ascites/tap
CT Scan
CT Scan/Ascites signs
X-RAY
Xray/Bilateral high diaphragm/Chest
X-RAY With contrast
UGI/Retrogastric space enlarged
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Congestive heart failure
Associated Disease & Complications
Ascites
Ascites in Elderly
Ascites, malignant
Chylous ascites
Edema
Hyperaldosteronism, secondary
Peritoneal Effusion
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Intestinal/stomach/gut (category)
CLASS/Peritoneal disorder (ex)
CLASS/Serosal disorder (ex)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Ascites, exudative process/effect
Process
PROCESS/Gastrointestinal malignancy/Cancer (ex)
PROCESS/Malignancy/cancer (ex)
PROCESS/Neoplastic (category)
PROCESS/Structural/anatomic/foreign body (category)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Diuretic
SX/Therapeutic paracentesis.
Surgical Procedures or Treatments
SX/Transvenous Peritoneal drainage shunt (PVS)
Definition

A condition in which fluid containing cancer cells collects in the abdomen.

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