Refractory ascites can significantly reduce quality of life in patients with advanced stage ovarian cancer. Paracentesis is a commonly used procedure for the management of refractory ascites. However, there are potential risks associated with paracentesis such as pain, infection, and injury to intra-abdominal organs. In an effort to decrease the number of serial paracentesis, placement of intraperitoneal catheters has been described for the management of intractable ascites. Here we describe a case of metastasis involving a palliative peritoneal catheter in a patient with recurrent ovarian cancer.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine|
|State||Published - May 1 2012|
- intraperitoneal catheter
- ovarian cancer
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