Glossary for Abdominal distension in children
Medical terms related to Abdominal distension in children or mentioned in this section include:
- Abdominal distension: also known as ascites is pathologic fluid accumulation within the abdominal cavity
- Abdominal distention: The sensation and appearance of distention located in the abdomen
- Abdominal pain: Pain in the abdominal area or stomach.
- Abdominal swelling: Swelling or bloating of the abdomen
- Abdominal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the abdomen or digestive tract
- Amyloidosis: A disease characterized by the accumulation of insoluble amyloid protein in tissues and organs which in turn affects the functioning of these tissues and organs.
- Ascites: The presence of serous fluid within the abdominal cavity
- Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome: An inherited disorder marked by gigantism, exomphalos and macroglossia. Also called EMG syndrome and exophthalmos-macroglossia-gigantism syndrome.
- Body symptoms: Symptoms affecting the entire body features.
- Budd chiari syndrome: A disorder where the main vein leaving the liver becomes blocked leading to symptoms such as liver enlargement and fluid buildup in the abdomen. Also called Chiari's syndrome or Rokitansky's disease.
- Celiac Disease: Digestive intolerance to gluten in the diet.
- Child health symptoms: Symptoms related to pediatric (child) health.
- Congestive heart failure: A condition which is characterized by breathlessness due to oedema and congestion of the lungs
- Dermoid cyst: Benign cystic tumor often containing skin, hair, and other tissue
- Digestive symptoms: Any symptoms affecting the digestive tract.
- Fecal impaction: A condition where there is obstipation and impaction of faeces in the large intestines
- Gastroparesis: A condition characterized by the paralysis of the stomach
- Gradual abdominal distension: Gradual abdominal distension is a slow development of bloating or enlargement of the abdomen.
- Heart failure: A condition which is characterized by an inability of the heart to pump blood efficiently and effectively
- Hirschsprung Disease: congenital disorder of the colon in which the ganglionic nerver cells are absent leading to constipation
- Hirschsprung disease: congenital disorder of the colon in which the ganglionic nerver cells are absent leading to constipation
- Hydronephrosis: Swelling of the kidney resulting from a blockage to the flow of urine.
- Imperforate anus: A congenital disorder where the anus is missing or located in the wrong position.
- Intussusception: intussusception is the sliding of one part of the intestine into another
- Kwashiorkor: A malnutrition state that is produced by severe protein deficiency
- Lymphoma: Any neoplastic disorder that occurs in lymphoid tissue
- Malnutrition: Any disorder that relates to inadequate intake of nutrients.
- Meconium plug syndrome: A condition that can occur in newborns where a mass of thickened meconium obstructs the large intestines. The condition may occur as a result of other disorders such as cystic fibrosis, colon atresia, narrowed colon, impaired intestinal motility (Hirschsprung disease) or for no apparent reason. Often, bowel function returns to normal once the meconium plug is passed from the body.
- Necrotizing enterocolitis: A rare disease that is tends to occur in premature infants and involves inflammation and destruction of gastrointestinal tissue. It usually occurs within weeks of birth - often after the start of milk feeding. The condition can be extremely serious and even fatal.
- Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
- Neuroblastoma: neuroblastoma is a malignant (cancerous) tumor of infants and children that develops from nerve tissue
- Obesity: Excessive body weight especially fat.
- Ovarian Cancer: A condition which is characterized by a malignancy that is located in the ovary
- Ovarian cyst: A cyst which is located in the ovary
- Paralytic ileus: Temporary intestinal paralysis
- Portal hypertension: Portal hypertension is a condition in which the blood pressure is abnormally high in the portal vein system, which carries blood from the digestive organs to the liver.
- Prune belly syndrome: A hereditary condition affecting only males and involving a deficiency of abdominal muscles, urinary tract malformations, undescended testes and occasionally underdeveloped lungs.
- Sarcoma: Any cancer of the connective tissue.
- Swelling symptoms: Symptoms causing swelling or enlargement.
- Swollen belly: abdominal distension may be primary or secondary to an underlying pathology of the abdomen or any other system
- Teratoma: A neoplasm made up of different types of tissue
- Toxic megacolon: is a life threatening complication
- Wilms' tumor: A malignant kidney tumor that occurs in children.
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