Ascites

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

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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



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* Ascites in dogs

* External appearance of ascites in a dog

* Ascites in a POM-----Radiograph

* Ascites--let it flow!

* Ascites in a human

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Kwashiorkor