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Publication Type
Journal Article
Author, Analytic
Fletcher, Horace M.; McFarlane, Michael E.; Shirley, Suzanne E.; Clarke, W. F.; Lyon, K.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Child Health
Article Title
Massive ascites secondary to severe endometriosis
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Journal Title
West Indian Medical Journal
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Reprint Status
Refereed
Date of Publication
1999
Volume ID
48
Issue ID
3
Page(s)
158-59
Language
eng
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ISSN
0043-3144
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Abstract
Massive ascites is an unusual association with endometriosis. This case report is of such a condition in an Afro-Jamaican woman. The diagnosis was made at laparotomy and conservative treatment was adopted allowing for retention of reproductive function. Postoperative therapy was Goserelin, a Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone (GnRH) agonist, for six months. This relieved all of her symptoms. However, long term follow-up is needed, as recurrence is possible.....
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