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Pancreatic Ascites

  • J. P. Neoptolemos
  • M. C. Winslet

Abstract

Pancreatic ascites is defined as the persistent accumulation of “massive” amounts of intraperitoneal fluid during the course of chronic pancreatitis which is characterized by a high amylase level and a high protein content, usually over 3 g/1 [14]. In most cases the ascites is serous in nature, but it may be serosanguinous, turbid or chylous.

Keywords

Pleural Effusion Acute Pancreatitis Chronic Pancreatitis Pancreatic Duct Pancreatic Juice 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. P. Neoptolemos
  • M. C. Winslet
    • 1
  1. 1.Dudley Road HospitalUniversity Department of SurgeryBirminghamUK

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