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Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Article Title

The Analysis of Ascitic Fluid for the Differentiation of Malignant and Nonmalignant Ascites

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Abstract

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.

First Page

487

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491

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