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Marta Rosillo Coronado

Servicio de Bioquímica Clínica. Hospital Ramón y Cajal

Thursday, 30 April 2020

ASCITITIC LIQUID OF UNKNOWN ETHOLOGY

Written by Ana María García Cano | Alba Arroyo Vega | Marta Rosillo Coronado

LÍQUIDO ASCÍTICO DE ETIOLOGÍA DESCONOCIDA
Figure. Appearance of the liquid before centrifugation (A), after centrifugation (B) and sparkling supernatant (C and D).

A 53-year-old patient with a diagnosis of stage IIIC high-grade serous carcinoma of the ovary, admitted to surgery for peritoneal carcinomatosis secondary to it, for biopsy and treatment of hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC).

In the course of the intervention, a large amount of milky-looking ascitic fluid is found, which is evacuated to a total of 4.9 liters. When in doubt about the origin and composition of the same, they send the sample for analysis to the laboratory.