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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

Paracentesis is sampling ascites fluid through abdominal wall with overall complication rate of not more than 1%. The sampled fluid will be surveyed upon total protein concentration, neutrophil count, and inoculation into blood culture bottles.

Other diagnostic studies

Paracentesis

Ascitic fluid measurements (American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases)[5]

Routine Tests Optional (infection suspicion) Unusual Unhelpful

References

  1. Runyon BA (1986). "Paracentesis of ascitic fluid. A safe procedure". Arch. Intern. Med. 146 (11): 2259–61. PMID 2946271.
  2. Biecker E (2011). "Diagnosis and therapy of ascites in liver cirrhosis". World J Gastroenterol. 17 (10): 1237–48. doi:10.3748/wjg.v17.i10.1237. PMC 3068258. PMID 21455322.
  3. Rimola A, García-Tsao G, Navasa M, Piddock LJ, Planas R, Bernard B, Inadomi JM (2000). "Diagnosis, treatment and prophylaxis of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis: a consensus document. International Ascites Club". J. Hepatol. 32 (1): 142–53. PMID 10673079.
  4. Runyon BA, Hoefs JC, Morgan TR (1988). "Ascitic fluid analysis in malignancy-related ascites". Hepatology. 8 (5): 1104–9. PMID 3417231.
  5. "Management of Adult Patients with Ascites Due to Cirrhosis" (PDF).

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