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Abdomen inflamado - Overview

Nombres alternativos

Vientre inflamado; Hinchazón del abdomen; Distensión abdominal; Abdomen distendido

Definición:

Se presenta cuando el área ventral es mayor de lo normal.

Ver también: circunferencia abdominal

Causas comunes:

La hinchazón o distensión abdominal con frecuencia es provocada por comer en exceso más que por una enfermedad grave. El problema puede ser causado por:

  • Reviewed last on: 10/30/2010
  • Linda Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

Referencias

Bengiamin RN, Budhram GR, King KE, Wightman JM. Abdominal pain. In: Marx JA, Hockberger RS, Walls RM, et al, eds. Rosen's Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. 7th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier;2009:chap 21.

Postier RG, Squires RA. Acute abdomen. In: Townsend CM, Beauchamp RD, Evers BM, Mattox KL, eds. Sabiston Textbook of Surgery. 18th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2008:chap 45.

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