Current Situation and Progress in Treatment of Ascites by Reinfusion

Kunpeng Tian, Yajing Li

Abstract


Ascites, an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the abdomen, is often associated with liver cirrhosis, peritoneal
tuberculosis, peritoneal metastatic carcinoma and primary peritoneal tumor. It not only affects the quality of life, but
also shortens the survival time. Ascites is usually treated with the conventional therapy, diuretic drugs, abdominal
paracentesis, peritoneovenous shunt, volume expansion therapy, liver transplantation and etc. Treatment of ascites by
reinfusion is easy to handle, cheap, effective and easily accepted by sufferers. Therefore, this paper introduces the
current situation and progress in the treatment of ascites by reinfusion.

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