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as·ci·tes

 (ə-sī′tēz)
n. pl. ascites
An abnormal accumulation of serous fluid in the abdominal cavity.

[Middle English aschites, from Late Latin ascītēs, from Greek askītēs, from askos, belly, wineskin.]

as·cit′ic (-sĭt′ĭk) adj.

ascites

(əˈsaɪtiːz)
n, pl ascites
(Pathology) accumulation of serous fluid in the peritoneal cavity
[C14: from Latin: a kind of dropsy, from Greek askitēs, from askos wineskin]
ascitic adj

as•ci•tes

(əˈsaɪ tiz)

n.
accumulation of serous fluid in the peritoneal cavity.
[1350–1400; < Medieval Latin < Greek askítēs (hýdrōps) abdominal (edema) =ask(ós) belly + -itēs -ite1]
as•cit•ic (əˈsɪt ɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ascites - accumulation of serous fluid in peritoneal cavityascites - accumulation of serous fluid in peritoneal cavity
pathology - any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
Translations

as·ci·tes

n. ascitis, acumulación de líquido en la cavidad abdominal.

ascites

n ascitis f
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Characteristics Values Males, n (%) 49 (39.2) Females, n (%) 76 (60.8) Median age (range), years 67 (26-85) Median ascites glucose level 5.2 (0.1-11.4) (range), mmol/L Median ascites albumin level 28 (7-35) (range), g/L Median ascites LDH level (range), U/L 299 (32-1984) Median ascites coenocyte numbers 30 (5-99) (range), % Median ascites monocyte numbers 70 (1-97) (range), % Median ascites coenocyte-to-monocyte 0.43 (0.03-100.1) ratio (range) Median serum albumin level 34 (15-48) (range), g/L Median serum-ascites albumin 8 (0-27.2) gradient (range), g/L Median serum LDH level (range), U/L 210.5 (115-1530) Median ascites-serum LDH ratio (range) 1.14 (0.2-5.8) Median blood neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio 3.62 (0.52-33.3) (range) Table 2: Survival analysis according to primary tumor type.
We describe a complicated rare case of refractory right-sided pleural effusions and ascites due to NRH and presinusoidal portal hypertension that was successfully treated with a transjugular intrahepatic portal systemic shunt (TIPS).
Chylous ascites is a rare cause of turbid dialysate and has been associated with lymphoma, pancreatitis, and superior vena cava syndrome.
Non-contrast-enhanced computed tomography of the chest (Figure 1) revealed large right-sided pleural effusion, and contrast-enhanced computed tomography of the abdomen and pelvis (Figure 2) revealed bilateral hilar adenopathy, ascites, thickening and enhancement of the peritoneum, and mottled nodular-appearing soft tissue consistent with omental caking suspicious for peritoneal carcinomatosis.
Ultrasound findings that may increase suspicion of fetal midgut volvulus may include dilated bowel loops, intraabdominal calcifications, abdominal mass, polyhydramnios, gastric dilatation, and ascites. Doppler studies can demonstrate an elevated peak systolic velocity in the middle cerebral artery due to severe fetal anaemia, secondary to haemorrhagic ascites.
On physical examination, she was pale, emaciated, afebrile, and with abdominal distension for ascites without tension.
Evaluation at an outside hospital identified massive ascites and concluded with a provisional diagnosis of cirrhosis on the basis of ascites and the abnormal appearance of the liver on abdominal computed tomography (CT).
Chylous ascites and chylopleura due to constrictive pericarditis are rare and characterized by white milky ascites and pleural fluid.
She said, fatigue, vascular spiders, enlarged or shrunken liver, enlarged spleen, finger clubbing, ascites and bruising are some of the symptoms.
A 32-year-old man presented with severe abdominal pain and ascites. His medical history included diagnosis of Sandifer syndrome, scoliosis requiring 3 spinal surgeries, microgastria, and hiatal hernia repair, and most recently, laparoscopic cholecystectomy (7 weeks prior).