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24 ASCITES

24 ASCITES Harrison’s Manual of Medicine 24 ASCITES Definition Detection Evaluation Cirrhotic Ascites Complications Bibliography Definition Accumulation of fluid within the peritoneal cavity. Small amounts may be asymptomatic; increasing amounts cause abdominal distention and discomfort, anorexia, nausea, early satiety, heartburn, flank pain, and respiratory distress. Detection PHYSICAL EXAMINATION   Bulging flanks, fluid wave, shifting dullness, “puddle sign” […]