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Table. 2.

Table. 2.

Nature of ascites (n=25)

Characteristics Value
Analysis of paracentesis
Nature of ascites *
Serous (yellow) 12 (60)
Bloody 8 (40)
Serum ascites albumin gradient *
>1.1 12 (60)
<1.1 8 (40)
Cytology or cell-block
Malignant cell 6 (38)
Non-malignant cell 10 (42)
Disease burden on image studies
None 0 (0)
Peritoneal seeding 18 (72)
Liver, intraabdominal lymph node 7 (28)
Symptom related with ascites
Abdominal distension 25 (100)
Dyspnea (shortness of breath) 8 (32)
Low extremity edema 11 (44)

Values are presented as number (%).

*Twenty patients who underwent ascites analysis by paracentesis before insertion of indwelling intraperitoneal catheter.

Sixteen patients available for cytology or cell-block analysis.

Duplicated selection was possible.

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