[Eosinophilic enteritis as a rare cause of ascites: case report].


The case of a 23-year old woman with a history of epigastric pain, a palpable tumor that covered the epigastrium and the left hypochondrium, and an episode of acute pancreatitis was reported. The computerized tomography revealed a pancreatic cyst. The CA-125 increased significantly. An exploratory laparotomy was performed, finding an endometrioma. The pathological anatomy showed necrotic tissue, mucus and blood, with a presence of macrophages with hemosiderin phagocytosis. The symptoms and signs, pathogenesis and treatment of the endometriosis of the pancreas are discussed.

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    ABSTRACT: The pediatric population has a number of unique considerations related to the diagnosis and treatment of ascites. This review summarizes the physiologic mechanisms for cirrhotic and noncirrhotic ascites and provides a comprehensive list of reported etiologies stratified by the patient's age. Characteristic findings on physical examination, diagnostic imaging, and abdominal paracentesis are also reviewed, with particular attention to those aspects that are unique to children. Medical and surgical treatments of ascites are discussed. Both prompt diagnosis and appropriate management of ascites are required to avoid associated morbidity and mortality.
    No preview · Article · Apr 2011 · Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition