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What causes pancreatic ascites?

John A. Chabot
Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
Pancreatic causes of ascites relate to breakage of the duct and loss of pancreatic juice into the abdominal cavity, blockage of the portal vein by a tumor or pancreatitis or spread of cancer to the lining of the abdominal cavity.

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