oa South African Medical Journal - The management of ascites in patients with cirrhosis of the liver

Volume 44, Issue 26
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The mechanism of ascites formation in cirrhosis of the liver is reviewed, emphasizing the part played by portal hypertension, Iow serum albumin, hepatic lymph production and Iow renal sodium excretion.

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