Pancreas adenocarcinoma: Ascites, clinical manifestations, and management implications Journal Article


Authors: Hicks, A. M.; Chou, J.; Capanu, M.; Lowery, M. A.; Yu, K. H.; O'Reilly, E. M.
Article Title: Pancreas adenocarcinoma: Ascites, clinical manifestations, and management implications
Abstract: Micro-Abstract This was a cohort analysis evaluating patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma who presented with or developed ascites. Among the 180 patients analyzed, the use of serial paracenteses and indwelling catheters is a common practice to effect symptom palliation. The complication rate was higher in patients with indwelling catheters. Analyzing ascitic fluid and calculating the serum ascites albumin gradient can help attribute the etiology of the ascites and potentially identify which patients may benefit from diuretics or other intervention. © 2016 Elsevier Inc.
Keywords: performance status; peritoneal catheter; malignant ascites; denver shunt; teneckoff catheter
Journal Title: Clinical Colorectal Cancer
Volume: 15
Issue: 4
ISSN: 1533-0028
Publisher: Elsevier Inc.  
Date Published: 2016-12-01
Start Page: 360
End Page: 368
Language: English
DOI: 10.1016/j.clcc.2016.04.014
PROVIDER: scopus
PMCID: PMC5099112
PUBMED: 27262896
DOI/URL:
Notes: Article -- Export Date: 6 December 2016 -- Source: Scopus
Altmetric Score
MSK Authors
  1. Joanne Fu-Lou Chou
    157 Chou
  2. Marinela Capanu
    211 Capanu
  3. Maeve Aine Lowery
    98 Lowery
  4. Kenneth Ho-Ming Yu
    65 Yu
  5. Eileen O'Reilly
    324 O'Reilly