Extraperitoneal mass effect by ascites under tension

Jeanne W. Baer

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Benign ascites may cause an extraperitoneal mass effect when it becomes loculated by adhesions or when peritoneal recesses are enlarged by ascites under tension. Five symptomatic patients were examined by computed tomography demonstrating ascites as the cause of an apparent mediastinal mass in 1, a retrogastric mass in 1, and a retroperitoneal mass displacing the right kidney anteriorly in 4.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-8
Number of pages6
JournalGastrointestinal Radiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1990
Externally publishedYes


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