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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Eiman Ghaffarpasand, M.D. [2]

Overview

An abdominal X-ray may be helpful in the diagnosis of ascites. Findings on an abdominal X-ray suggestive of ascites include increased density in abdomen diffusely, lack of shadow differentiation between different soft tissues in abdomen, displacement of intestines and viscera medially, and flank bulging.

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Ascites- Case courtesy of RMH Core Conditions, via Radiopaedia.org[1]

An abdominal X-ray may be helpful in the diagnosis of ascites. Findings on an abdominal X-ray suggestive of ascites include:[2]













References

  1. Radiopaedia.org. From the case <"https://radiopaedia.org/cases/33611">rID: 33611
  2. Bundrick TJ, Cho SR, Brewer WH, Beachley MC (1984). "Ascites: comparison of plain film radiographs with ultrasonograms". Radiology. 152 (2): 503–6. doi:10.1148/radiology.152.2.6739823. PMID 6739823.



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