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ascites

[ə′sīd·ēz]
(medicine)
An abnormal accumulation of serous fluid in the abdominal cavity.
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9) The findings of darker fibrous appearing signal on T2-weighted MRI in a whorled pattern and the lack of ascites or omental caking favors DPL as the most likely diagnosis especially when a patient has a coexisting fibroid uterus or has undergone a hysterectomy for a leiomyomatous uterus.
Chylous ascites and chylopleura caused by constrictive pericarditis are unusual clinical conditions.
USG of liver was done for detection of cirrhosis and ascites with special reference to caudate lobe, portal vein and spleen.
Chylous ascites is the accumulation of a milk-like peritoneal fluid that is rich in triglycerides, due to the presence of thoracic or intestinal lymph in the abdominal cavity.
Precipitating causes included umbilical ulceration or sepsis (4), crying (3), respiratory infection (3), intussusceptions (1), and ascites (1).
Our study introduced a staging model taking in to account the sonographic appearance of liver, portal vein and spleen along with the presence of ascites, pleural effusion and hepatocellular carcinoma.
Ascitic fluid infection in patients with hepatitis B virus-related liver cirrhosis: culture-negative neutrocytic ascites versus spontaneous bacterial peritonitis.
Demographic variables in this study were gender and age in years while research variables were types of primary abdomino-pelvic malignancies causing peritoneal carcinomatosis, patterns of peritoneum involvement, common peritoneal sites of involvement and associated findings of ascites, lymphadenopathy and metastasis Types of primary abdomino-pelvic malignancies causing peritoneal carcinomatosis were cancers of ovarian, colorectal, gallbladder, gastric, without any known primary, pancreatic, hepatocellular and others.
The US FDA has never approved any drugs specifically for the treatment of ascites, and CIPT Technology offers the potential for a new therapeutic option for patients with this life-threatening condition.
Asif Abbas Naqvi said that all patients with refractory ascites should be considered for liver transplantation.
The prognosis for ascites is very poor, with an estimated 40% of patients dying within two years of diagnosis.