Gastroenterology

Cause of Ascites

Background Information: Ascites refers to fluid accumulation within the peritoneum of the abdomen that exceeds 25mL. Mnemonic: “Hippo In My Port” Hippo – Hypoalbuminemia (decrease in oncotic pressure; e.g. nephrotic syndrome & malnutrition) In – Infections (e.g. TB) My – Malignancies (e.g. colorectal cancer, ovarian cancer, & lymphoma) Port – Portal Hypertension (increased hydrostatic pressure; […]