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Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct. 2007 Jul;18(7):831-3. Epub 2006 Nov 9.

Massive urinary ascites after removal of a supra-pubic catheter: case report and review of the literature.

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MRC Cancer Cell Unit, Hutchison/MRC Research Centre, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 2XZ, UK. vw232@cam.ac.uk

Abstract

Urinary ascites is a rare diagnosis usually associated with intra-peritoneal bladder perforation. We present a case of massive urinary ascites in a patient who presented 1 week after a total abdominal hysterectomy and sacrocolpopexy. We discuss how the diagnosis was made, the mechanism of biochemical changes associated with urinary ascites and the management. In summary, we show that a combination of serum and ascitic biochemistry are essential to make a diagnosis of urinary ascites.

PMID:
17093890
DOI:
10.1007/s00192-006-0247-y
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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