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anasarca

 [an″ah-sahr´kah]
generalized massive edema.

an·a·sar·ca

(an'ă-sar'kă),
A generalized infiltration of edema fluid into subcutaneous connective tissue.
Synonym(s): hydrosarca
[G. ana, through, + sarx (sark-), flesh]

anasarca

(ăn′ə-sär′kə)
n.
A general accumulation of serous fluid in various tissues and body cavities.

an′a·sar′cous (-sär′kəs) adj.

anasarca

[an′əsär′kə]
Etymology: Gk, ana + sarx, flesh
severe generalized, massive edema. Anasarca often occurs in congestive heart failure, liver failure, or renal disease. See also edema. anasarcous, adj.

anasarca

Diffuse systemic oedema due to an accumulation of fluid in the interstitial space.

Aetiology
Liver failure, resulting in a loss of protein production and decreased oncotic pressure; kidney failure, resulting in proteinuria and decreased oncotic pressure; fluid overload; heart failure; chemotherapeutic agents, resulting in capillary leakage syndrome.

an·a·sar·ca

(an'ah-sahr'kă)
A generalized infiltration of edematous fluid into subcutaneous connective tissue.
[G. ana, through, + sarx (sark-), flesh]

anasarca

An old-fashioned term for fluid accumulation in the tissues (OEDEMA).

an·a·sar·ca

(an'ah-sahr'kă)
A generalized infiltration of edematous fluid into subcutaneous connective tissue.
[G. ana, through, + sarx (sark-), flesh]

anasarca (an´əsär´kə),

n (dropsy), generalized edema.

anasarca

extensive subcutaneous edema; an expression of a generalized edema such as occurs in congestive heart failure. There is diffuse subcutaneous swelling which is cool to the touch and retains the imprint of a fingertip after pressure is released—hence 'pitting edema'. The principal locations are the intermandibular space and the ventral aspects of the neck and trunk. In horses the limbs are also commonly involved.
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Locoregional involvement shown by CT in our case included mild anasarca with free fluid in the pelvis and edema through the retroperitoneal fat plane.
Habia ingresado por anasarca once dias antes de la infeccion intrahospitalaria H1N1.
A 36-year-old male patient suffering from Wilson's disease with cirrhosis of liver and generalized anasarca developed painful, erythematous lesions over lower anterior abdominal wall and both thighs.
La fase mas tardia y severa se denomina anasarca, que es un edema generalizado en espacios serosos (ascitis y derrames pleurales), edema de tejidos blandos incluyendo el escroto o el area genital.
A case in point: While filling in for a colleague, I saw a patient with anasarca.
Skeletal deformity of the spine and ribcage can stiffen the respiratory system, as can conditions such as anasarca (severe generalized edema), and burn eschar.
Cuando Covarrubias dice <<que hincha todo el cuerpo>> parece claro que se refiere a un anasarca, claramente de origen renal, posiblemente originado por una insuficiencia renal secundaria a un cuadro de litiasis, el tan comun entonces mal de piedra.
Oedema may even progress to generalised swelling or anasarca.
The most frequently observed necropsy findings included bloodfilled body cavities (Figure 1-D) and pulmonary edema (75%; 3/4), followed by anasarca (50%; 2/4) and nutmeg liver (50%; 2/4); a concomitant cutaneous mast cell tumor was diagnosed in dog 4.
ANASARCA EN UN PERRO NEONATO Autores: Lambiris R, Mayor R.
The patient continued critically ill, in mechanical ventilation, on broad spectrum antibiotic coverage and with marked abdominal distention and anasarca.