What are the prognosis of massive ascites in cirrhosis?

Updated: Jul 30, 2018
  • Author: David C Wolf, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, FAASLD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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The development of massive ascites that is refractory to medical therapy has dire prognostic implications, with only 50% of patients surviving 6 months. [21]


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