Word of the Day – Ascites

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Bowel and Kidney AscitesThe accumulation of serous fluid anywhere in the peritoneal cavity. Simple ascites should appear anechoic accumulating in the most gravity dependent portion of the abdominopelvic cavity.  The examiner should employ the FAST protocol similar to use in the trauma exam to locate any possible fluid present.

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