Mechanisms of ascites formation.

  title={Mechanisms of ascites formation.},
  author={Andres Cardenas and Ram{\'o}n Bataller and Vicente Arroyo},
  journal={Clinics in liver disease},
  volume={4 2},
Ascites is the most common complication of cirrhosis. It is associated with profound changes in the splanchnic and systemic circulation and with renal abnormalities. The development of ascites is related to the existence of severe sinusoidal portal hypertension that causes marked splanchnic arterial vasodilation and a forward increase in the splanchnic… CONTINUE READING