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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 29-31

Pancreatic ascites with 'inflammatory transudate'

1 Department of Medicine, Meenakshi Medical College, Hospital and Research Institute, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Medicine, Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
M S Sridhar
Professor, Department of Medicine, Meenakshi Medical College, Hospital and Research Institute, Enathur, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JCSR.JCSR_26_19

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Pancreatic ascites is not an uncommon condition but requires a high degree of suspicion for prompt diagnosis. Since both hepatic cirrhosis and pancreatitis are related to ethanol abuse, routine investigation of patients with cirrhotic ascites for the rise of ascitic fluid amylase levels will facilitate early diagnosis. The combination of inflammation of pancreas and portal hypertension due to hepatic cirrhosis could give a picture of 'inflammatory transudate'.

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