Complicated Cases in GI

Anthony Kalloo, MD; Jonathan M. Buscaglia, MD

Chapter 44: An Uncommon Cause of Ascites (continued)

Karen Krok, MD

A 64-year-old Caucasian man presented to the hepatology clinic for evaluation of ascites. The patient had a history of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and completed a 6-month course of chemotherapy 1 year prior. He also had a history of hypertension, diabetes mellitus complicated by retinopathy, and neuropathy, obesity, coronary artery disease, and chronic renal insufficiency with a baseline creatinine of 2.5 mg/dL. He stated that 5 months prior to presentation he went to another hospital with a swollen abdomen and shortness of breath. At that time he was diagnosed with ascites of unclear…