Temporary drainage of symptomatic malignant ascites by a catheter inserted under computerized tomography.


The development of malignant ascites is an unfavorable prognostic sign in patients with advanced cancer. Interventions may be justified when discomfort and overall compromise in well-being are due to diaphragmatic spinting and abdominal compression of viscera. A patient with symptomatic ascites was admitted to hospital for temporary drainage using a… (More)


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