Prise en charge symptomatique de l’ascite maligne en phase palliative: place de la paracentèse et des diurétiques. Supportive care for malignant ascites in. Chez dix patients cirrhotiques porteurs d’une ascite sous tension, la pression voie endoscopique au moyen d’une fine aiguille, avant et après paracentèse. Mr G. presented for acute care 3 weeks ago with tense ascites, which was managed with a large volume paracentesis (LVP) of approximately 4 L. He was.

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As LVP does not treat the underlying cause of ascites, salt restriction and diuretic therapy to slow down the rate of reaccumulation should be continued. Once ascitic fluid is mobilized and symptom control is achieved, the dosage of diuretics needs to be reconsidered with the goal of maintaining symptom control with the lowest dose of diuretics possible in order to prevent diuretic-induced side effects. Appendicectomy Paraventese Colonic polypectomy Colostomy Hartmann’s operation. The most common indication is ascites that has developed in people with cirrhosis.

This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Findings from his cardiopulmonary examination are unremarkable. Existing recommendations are old, and practices influenced by results obtained in non-neoplastic ascites. Management of ascites includes sodium restriction and use of diuretics.


If you are a subscriber, please sign in ‘My Account’ at the top paracenteee of the screen. Indwelling catheters, such as a pigtail catheter or a pleural catheter, are an option for those patients who require frequent paracenteses.


The serum-ascites albumin gradient is superior to the exudate-transudate concept in the differential diagnosis of ascites. The natural history of cirrhotic liver disease progresses from a compensated to a decompensated phase.

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Several litres of fluid may be drained during the procedure; however, if more than two litres are to be drained it will usually be done over the course of several treatments.

Management of patients with ascites in end-stage cirrhosis is becoming more common in palliative care.

Paracentesis – Wikipedia

Diagnosis and management of delayed hemoperitoneum following therapeutic paracentesis. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy Barium swallow Upper gastrointestinal series. Epub Nov 9. Digestive system procedures Abdominal surgical procedures Veterinary diagnosis. Abdominal paracentesis, paracentesd fluid analysis, and the use of the serum ascites albumin gradient are the most rapid and cost-effective methods of diagnosing the cause of ascites and directing management. Views Read Edit View history.

This page was last edited on 9 Novemberat Colonoscopy Anoscopy Capsule endoscopy Enteroscopy Proctoscopy Sigmoidoscopy Abdominal ultrasonography Defecography Double-contrast barium enema Endoanal ultrasound Enteroclysis Lower gastrointestinal series Small-bowel follow-through Transrectal ultrasonography Virtual colonoscopy. Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Medical management Decision making on the management of ascites depends on the severity of symptoms and not the presence of ascites in and of itself.

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Ascites in patients with cirrhosis

Cirrhosis is characterized by diffuse fibrosis of liver parenchyma resulting in structurally abnormal liver nodules. Conclusion Management of patients with ascites in end-stage cirrhosis is becoming more common in palliative care. Heidelbaugh JJ, Sherbondy M. The ascitic white blood cell count can help determine if the ascites is infected. Goals and direction of care are discussed with Mr G. Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt for refractory ascites: Place of paracentesis and diuretics.


Additional evidences are required before guidelines can be established for the palliative management of malignant ascites. Anal sphincterotomy Anorectal manometry Lateral internal sphincterotomy Rubber band ligation Transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization.

The patient is requested to urinate before the procedure; alternately, a Foley catheter is used to empty the paracentsee. Ascites is defined as the presence of excessive fluid in the peritoneal cavity. He is married and has 3 adult children. The medical management of ascites includes sodium restriction and use of diuretics. Supportive care for malignant ascites in palliative phase: Prospective evaluation of the PleurX catheter when used to treat recurrent ascites associated with malignancy.

The patient is positioned in the bed with the head paracetnese at degrees to allow fluid to accumulate in lower abdomen.

Ascites in patients with cirrhosis

Fecal fat test Fecal pH test Stool guaiac test. He is no longer able to swallow his medications including his diuretics. European Association for the Study of the Liver EASL clinical practice guidelines on the management of ascites, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, and hepatorenal syndrome in cirrhosis.

Every ascihe to 2 days, Mr G. New England Journal of Medicine.

Malignant ascites, Paracentesis, Diuretics.