Combined ascitic--fluid and furosemide infusion: a therapeutic option for massive diuretic-resistant ascites and severe oliguria of hepatic cirrhosis.

Abstract

We describe the successful use of combined ascitic-fluid and furosemide infusion as a therapeutic option in the management of massive diuretic-resistant ascites and severe oliguria of hepatic cirrhosis in a 30-year-old Nigerian male farmer. It is simple, safe, convenient and effective treatment modality. The mechanics of this procedure seen against the backgroup of the pathogenesis of sodium retention and renal dysfunction in hepatic cirrhosis is discussed.

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@article{Onuigbo1991CombinedAA, title={Combined ascitic--fluid and furosemide infusion: a therapeutic option for massive diuretic-resistant ascites and severe oliguria of hepatic cirrhosis.}, author={Macaulay AC Onuigbo and J O Ozoh and C A Nusiem and A C Onyeagocha and O. Nwaneri and A A Offodile and Chinwuba K. Ijoma}, journal={The Central African journal of medicine}, year={1991}, volume={37 8}, pages={244-7} }