Acute ascites with blunt cardiac rupture.

  title={Acute ascites with blunt cardiac rupture.},
  author={François Dagenais and Louise Dion and Gilles Beauchamp},
  journal={The Canadian journal of cardiology},
  volume={12 1},
A unique case of acute ascites following blunt cardiac rupture is reported. A 32-year-old woman was admitted to another hospital and transferred to the authors' institution in cardiopulmonary shock with a very distended abdomen 2.5 h after a motor vehicle accident. Laparotomy was immediately performed and revealed 4 to 5 L of crystal clear fluid and a… CONTINUE READING