Abdominal mass effect (AME)

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  • Defining characteristics:
    Displacement of organs by an abnormal radiopacity suggests a mass within the abdominal cavity, that occasionally cannot be differentiated from organomegaly

  • Common differential diagnoses:
    Neoplasia, abscess, granuloma, general organomegaly (hepatic tumors are not called by this app unless general organ displacement is caused)

  • Helpful additional data:
    Has the patient gained weight? Any vomiting or diarrhea?

  • Commonly associated diagnostics:
    Consider *SignalCare MDB (liver and kidney values), consider abdominal ultrasound

  • Commonly associated treatments:
    Based on *SignalCare MDB and clinical signs discuss surgical options

  • Commonly associated home care:
    Based on primary


*SignalCare MDB = CBC/Chemisty/Urinalysis/Thoracic ultrasound/Abdominal ultrasound