Andres Cardenas

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Management of ascites

How can I be sure that the patient has ascites? The most common cause of ascites is portal hypertension secondary to cirrhosis. This accounts for 90% of cases. In 10% of cases, there is a nonhepatic cause, such as malignancy, heart failure, constrictive pericarditis, tuberculosis, nephrotic syndrome, hemodialysis, pancreatitis, bile leak, and other rare causes.…

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