High mortality after abdominal operation in patients with large-volume malignant ascites.

@article{Yazdi1996HighMA,
  title={High mortality after abdominal operation in patients with large-volume malignant ascites.},
  author={Ghadami Yazdi and Brent W. Miedema and Les Humphrey},
  journal={Journal of surgical oncology},
  year={1996},
  volume={62 2},
  pages={93-6}
}
Advanced intra-abdominal cancers are frequently associated with malignant ascites. The aim of this study was to document the frequency and clinical course of patients found to have large-volume ( > or = 3 L) malignant ascites when undergoing a major abdominal operation. Between October 1, 1987 and September 1, 1992, 385 patients with malignant ascites were admitted to hospitals associated with a university medical center. Seventeen with large volume ascites underwent exploration for palliation… CONTINUE READING

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