Ascites

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Chapter 362 Ascites

Ascites is an accumulation of serous fluid within the peritoneal cavity. Multiple causes of ascites have been described (see Table 362-1 on the Nelson Textbook of Pediatric website at www.expertconsult.com). In children, hepatic, renal, and cardiac disease are the most common causes.