Abdominal Distention

Abdominal Distention: See main article: Abdominal Distention

Abdominal: Relating to the abdomen, which is the stomach and other internal organs.

Distention: See main article: Distention

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Distention of the abdomen. [from HPO]

Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH)1

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Abdominal distention: Distention of the abdomen.

Abdominal distention can be a secondary feature associated with a number of conditions such as bowel obstruction.2

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Abdominal distension adverse event: A sensory capability adverse event that results in a sensation of elevated abdominal pressure and volume3

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Abdominal Distention: Swelling of the abdomen resulting from excessive food intake, malnutrition, liver disease, primary abdominal tumors, and tumors metastatic to the abdominal cavity.4

Specific Causes of Abdominal Distention

Ovarian cancer: Common symptoms of ovarian cancer include:

  • a swollen tummy

Source: NHS Choices UK5

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Ascites: build-up of fluid in your tummy that can make you look heavily pregnant (ascites)

Source: NHS Choices UK6

Names and Terminology for Abdominal Distention


Abdominal distension ; Abdominal swelling ; Distended abdomen

Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH)7

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  1. Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH): ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ gtr/ conditions/ C0000731/ 
  2. Source: Human Phenotype Ontology
  3. Source: OAE Ontology
  4. Source: NCI Thesaurus
  5. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ ovarian-cancer/ 
  6. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ primary-biliary-cirrhosis-pbc/ symptoms/ 
  7. Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH): ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ gtr/ conditions/ C0000731/ 
  8. Source: Human Phenotype Ontology
  9. ibid.
  10. Source: NIDDK (NIH): niddk.nih.gov/ health-information/ health-topics/ digestive-diseases/ gas-digestive-tract/ Pages/ all-content.aspx
  11. Source: GARD (NIH): rarediseases.info.nih.gov/ diseases/ 459/ achondrogenesis-type-1a
  12. Source: GARD (NIH): rarediseases.info.nih.gov/ diseases/ 8713/ achondrogenesis-type-2
  13. Source: GHR (NLM/NIH): ghr.nlm.nih.gov/ condition/ achondrogenesis
  14. Source: GHR (NLM/NIH): ghr.nlm.nih.gov/ condition/ chylomicron-retention-disease

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