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ascites

[ə′sīd·ēz]
(medicine)
An abnormal accumulation of serous fluid in the abdominal cavity.
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These studies identify age, sex, blood neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), serum albumin level, serum lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) level, ascites parameters, and the serum-ascites albumin gradient that may be associated with the prognosis of patients with multiple tumors [4-8].
A large right-sided-pleural effusion with moderate abdominal ascites was noted on examination.
Chylous ascites is rare but is associated with several potentially life-threatening diagnoses including tuberculosis, pancreatitis [1], and malignancy [2].
Moderate right pleural effusion with passive atelectasis of the right middle and lower lobes; bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy; perihepatic ascites.
Intestinal obstruction and haemorrhagic ascites can lead to the complication of fetal anaemia, which occurred in 4 (36%) of the 11 case reports in the literature.
A total of 12 L of mucinous ascites (Figure 2) was removed, and two lesions were identified.
Paracentesis was carried out with removal of 13 liters of serous ascites and intravenous albumin replacement.
Chylous ascites and chylopleura caused by constrictive pericarditis are unusual clinical conditions.
Additionally, somatostatin analogs have been shown to control chylous effusions and may be effective in cases of persistent chylous ascites (3, 5).
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.
The present patient had a 4-year history of peritoneal dialysis and developed urachal carcinoma with massive ascites 18 years after kidney transplantation.