ascites

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ascites

[ə′sīd·ēz]
(medicine)
An abnormal accumulation of serous fluid in the abdominal cavity.
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We started an octreotide infusion at 2 mg/kg/hour and planned to give this for 5 days as suggested in the literature when chylous ascites was over 10 liters.
Pneumothoraxand chylothorax did not rcurt, and minimal abdominal chylous ascites persisted, her last DLCO showed a moderate decrement.
Chylothorax may contribute to symptomatic dyspnoea in LAM and occurs by one of three mechanisms: 1) obstruction of the thoracic duct and its tributaries; 2) leakage from pleural lymphatics; and 3) transdiaphragmatic flow from chylous ascites.