Pediatric Surgery NaT

Ascites

Suniah S Ayub, MD, MPH, Janice A. Taylor, MD, MS
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Introduction

Ascites is the accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity. Although most commonly related to hepatic dysfunction there are other causes and the management of ascites is dictated by the underlying disease. If the ascites is the presenting symptom or causing clinical instability, fluid removal may be indicated.

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Last updated: May 31, 2018

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TY - ELEC T1 - Ascites ID - 829671 A1 - Ayub,Suniah,MD, MPH AU - Taylor,Janice,MD, MS Y1 - 2018/05/31/ PB - Pediatric Surgery NaT UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829671/all/Ascites ER -