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Epidemiology and Demographics

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Cost-Effectiveness of Therapy

Future or Investigational Therapies

Case Studies

Case #1

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: M.Umer Tariq [2]

Synonyms and Keywords: Peritoneal cavity fluid; peritoneal fluid excess; hydroperitoneum; abdominal dropsy; excess peritoneal fluid

Overview

Historical Perspective

Classification

Pathophysiology

Causes

Common Causes | System based | Alphabetical order

Differentiating Ascites from other Conditions

Epidemiology and Demographics

Risk Factors

Screening

Natural History, Complications and Prognosis

Diagnosis

History and Symptoms | Physical Examination | Laboratory Findings | Paracentesis | Electrocardiogram | Chest X Ray | CT Scan | MRI | Ultrasound | Other Imaging Findings | Other Diagnostic Studies

Treatment

Medical Therapy | Surgery | Primary Prevention | Secondary Prevention | Cost-Effectiveness of Therapy | Future or Investigational Therapies

Case Studies

Case #1


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