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[edit] Discussion

  • Ascites is defined as an abnormal amount of intraperitoneal fluid.
  • Ascites may be transudates (thin, low protein count and low specific gravity) or exudates (high protein count and specific gravity).

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Patient #1: CT images demonstrate ascites in this patient with peritoneal carcinomatosis

Patient #2: CT and US images demonstrate a large amount of ascites in a patient with cholangiocarcinoma

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