6. Management of Ascites

  1. E. Jenny Heathcote MB, BS, MD, FRCP, FRCP(C)2,3,4,5
  1. David K. H. Wong MD, FRCPC1,3

Published Online: 4 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118314968.ch6

Hepatology: Diagnosis and Clinical Management

Hepatology: Diagnosis and Clinical Management

How to Cite

Wong, D. K. H. (2012) Management of Ascites, in Hepatology: Diagnosis and Clinical Management (ed E. J. Heathcote), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118314968.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Francis Family Chair in Hepatology Research, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  2. 3

    University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  3. 4

    Patient Based Clinical Research Division, Toronto Western Research Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  4. 5

    University Health Network/Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    Liver Centre, Division of Gastroenterology, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  2. 3

    University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 12 OCT 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470656174

Online ISBN: 9781118314968

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Keywords:

  • ascites;
  • hepatorenal;
  • pathogenesis

Summary

Cirrhotic ascites due to liver failure is a bad prognostic sign. The pathogenesis of ascites, investigations, and management strategies are reviewed.