This category contains information for patients, their families and caregivers, about Ascites.
Commonly associated with cirrhosis of the liver and portal hypertension, ascites is the accumulation of protein-containing fluid in the peritoneal cavity.
Clinical article by Ralil Shah, MD explains three theories of ascites formation with cirrhosis, symptoms, risk factors, causes, common tests and procedures, and treatment.
Hepatitis Central: What is Ascites?
Information includes contributing factors, symptoms, diagnostic tests and procedures, and treatment.
Merck Manual: Ascites
Describes this condition, most often associated with cirrhosis of the liver, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
Last update:February 22, 2014 at 12:08:53 UTC