Revista Cubana de Medicina
versión ISSN 0034-7523
MARTINEZ PEREZ, Yadina; YASELLS, Alí Abdel y ABREU GONZALEZ, María del Rosario. Ascites care and its complications in patient with hepatic cirrhosis. Rev cubana med [online]. 2012, vol.51, n.1, pp. 69-82. ISSN 0034-7523.
In the natural history of hepatic cirrhosis, approximately the 50 % of patients has its first decompensation as a ascites way, which at its turn, if it not appropriately treated may leads to other complications more severe such that spontaneous bacterial peritonitis and other, perhaps irreversible including the hepatorenal syndrome. About the 60 % of patients with compensated cirrhosis develops ascites during the first 10 years after diagnosis. This matter was reviewed to decrease the figure of complications and deaths due to this cause.
Palabras llave : Ascites; complications; hepatic cirrhosis; bacterial peritonitis.