The Analysis of Ascitic Fluid for the Differentiation of Malignant and Nonmalignant Ascites
We investigated the efficacy of protein and other laboratory tests in the differential diagnosis of malignant and nonmalignant ascites. The mean total protein, albumin, cholesterol and Lactic Dehydrogenase (LDH) in malignant ascites was found to be greater than in nonmalignant ascites (p On the basis of the data presented, we concluded that the ascitic cholesterol level and albumin gradient are important diagnostic criteria, and we suggest that these two parameters be used to fine-tune diagnostic accuracy in the differential diagnosis of ascitic fluid.
Malignant ascites, differential diagnosis, albumin, cholesterol.
GÖNÜLLÜ, Neşet Nuri; CANTÜRK, Nuh Zafer; UTKAN, Nihat Zafer; and DÜLGER, Mustafa (1996) "The Analysis of Ascitic Fluid for the Differentiation of Malignant and Nonmalignant Ascites," Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences: Vol. 26: No. 5, Article 15. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/medical/vol26/iss5/15