An unusual complication of paracentesis

W. A. Qureshi, D. Harshfield, H. Shah, C. Netchvolodoff, Bhaskar Banerjee

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Abstract

Paracentesis is an important and commonly performed procedure in patients with ascites. It is a safe procedure when carried out in the midline below the umbilicus, with a complication rate of less than 1%. We report an instance in which a large midline varix was entered during paracentesis. The utility of different imaging techniques in detecting such anomalies in the portal hypertensive patient with portal hypertension and ascites is discussed. The approach and management of this complication are outlined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1209-1212
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume87
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Paracentesis
Ascites
Umbilicus
Varicose Veins
Portal Hypertension

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Qureshi, W. A., Harshfield, D., Shah, H., Netchvolodoff, C., & Banerjee, B. (1992). An unusual complication of paracentesis. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 87(9), 1209-1212.

An unusual complication of paracentesis. / Qureshi, W. A.; Harshfield, D.; Shah, H.; Netchvolodoff, C.; Banerjee, Bhaskar.

In: American Journal of Gastroenterology, Vol. 87, No. 9, 1992, p. 1209-1212.

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Qureshi, WA, Harshfield, D, Shah, H, Netchvolodoff, C & Banerjee, B 1992, 'An unusual complication of paracentesis', American Journal of Gastroenterology, vol. 87, no. 9, pp. 1209-1212.
Qureshi WA, Harshfield D, Shah H, Netchvolodoff C, Banerjee B. An unusual complication of paracentesis. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 1992;87(9):1209-1212.
Qureshi, W. A. ; Harshfield, D. ; Shah, H. ; Netchvolodoff, C. ; Banerjee, Bhaskar. / An unusual complication of paracentesis. In: American Journal of Gastroenterology. 1992 ; Vol. 87, No. 9. pp. 1209-1212.
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