oa South African Medical Journal - The management of ascites in patients with cirrhosis of the liver
|Article Title||The management of ascites in patients with cirrhosis of the liver|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Groote Schuur Hospital and Department of Medicine and Liver Research Group, University of Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Jun 1970|
|Pages||760 - 763|
|Keyword(s)||Aetiology, Ascites, Hepatic cirrhosis, Hepatology, Management, Surgery and Treatment|
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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