Ascitic fluid analysis in malignancy-related ascites.

@article{Runyon1988AsciticFA,
  title={Ascitic fluid analysis in malignancy-related ascites.},
  author={Bruce Allen Runyon and John Carl Hoefs and Timothy R. Morgan},
  journal={Hepatology},
  year={1988},
  volume={8 5},
  pages={
          1104-9
        }
}
A prospective study identified 45 patients with malignancy-related ascites among 448 ascites patients (10% of the total). Patients were categorized into five subgroups based on the pathophysiology of ascites formation. Each subgroup had a distinctive ascitic fluid analysis. Patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis but without massive liver metastases (53.3% of the patients with malignancy-related ascites) had a uniformly positive ascitic fluid cytology, high ascitic fluid protein concentration… CONTINUE READING
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