Massive ascites as a presenting manifestation of chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

@article{Siddiqui2008MassiveAA,
  title={Massive ascites as a presenting manifestation of chronic lymphocytic leukemia.},
  author={Neelam Siddiqui and Saeed M Al-Amoudi and Aamer A Aleem and Maha Muhammad Irfan Arafah and Layla A Al-Gwaiz},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 22},
  pages={3594-7}
}
Ascites is not an uncommon manifestation of certain solid tumors like gastrointestinal malignancies, ovarian cancer and breast cancer. However, it is unusual to encounter ascites in patients with hematological malignancies especially chronic leukemia. The patient described here presented with massive ascites and blood lymphocytosis. Further studies… CONTINUE READING