Table 1

Baseline characteristics of the patients with ascites
Male : female 116:97
Mean age(y) 56.82 ± 14.69
Cirrhoticascites 132
HepatitisB 82
HepatitisC 1
Schistosomiasis 5
Alcoholic cirrhosis 15
Primary biliary cirrhosis 12
Cryptogeniccirrhosis 17
NON-PHT ascites 81
Malignantascites 54
Gastrointestinal cancer 28
Pancreatobiliary cancer 12
Gynecological cancer 5
Other cancers* 4
Unknown origin# 5
Tuberculous ascites 27

* Hepatocellular cancer excluded.

# The unknown origin herein means the ascites were caused by malignant tumor, while we failed to determine the primary site of the tumor after routine examination.

Jiang et al.

Jiang et al. Diagnostic Pathology 2013 8:143   doi:10.1186/1746-1596-8-143

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