Ascites et causa hepatic cirrhosis


  • Jason Raymond Hotama Internal Medicine Department in Wangaya Regional General Hospital, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
  • Ketut Suryana Internal Medicine Department in Wangaya Regional General Hospital, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia



Ascites, Hepatic cirrhosis, Complications


Cirrhosis of the liver is the end result of irreversible hepatocellular injury causing fibrosis and nodular regeneration of the liver. One of the complications of hepatic cirrhosis is ascites. The most common causes of ascites in liver cirrhosis are portal hypertension, hypoalbuminemia and kidney dysfunction which will result in the accumulation of the fluid in the peritoneum. Ascites in cirrhosis is truly important as it is highly associated with mortality, and significantly requires liver transplantation as a therapeutic option. This article reports an SIA woman, 68 years old, diagnosed with ascites e.c hepatic cirrhosis who was treated due to an enlarged abdomen. The patient received diuretic therapy but there were no significant changes. The patient also received an ascitic fluid puncture procedure. Cirrhosis of the liver is a condition where the extracellular matrix or scar tissue accumulates as a response to acute or chronic liver injury. Ascites is the most likely complication occurred in cirrhosis patients. The occurrence of ascites in cirrhosis is very important which is correlated to the patient’s mortality. Adequate ascites therapy will levitate the quality of life for cirrhosis patients and prevent complications.


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