* Ascites is the excess collection of fluid in the abdominal cavity

The abdominal cavity can also be termed the peritoneal cavity

* There are many possible causes of ascites

* Chronic liver failure is one possible cause of ascites

* A weeping liver causes ascites

* Cardiac failure may cause ascites

* Trauma may cause ascites

* Peritonitis may cause ascites

* Kwashiorkor may cause ascites


* Ascites in dogs

* External appearance of ascites in a dog

* Ascites in a POM-----Radiograph

* Ascites--let it flow!

* Ascites in a human