Malignant ascites

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Etiology

  • Peritoneal carcinomatosis: adenocarcinoma of ovary, uterus, pancreas, stomach, colon, lung, breast
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma causing lymphatic obstruction or portal hypertension
  • Diffuse hepatic metastases

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Last updated: December 1, 2014