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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 15, Issue 2, June 2015 pp 266-267

Research Article

Evaluation of ascitic fluid cholesterol level in differentiating malignancy related ascites from cirrhosis or infection related ascites

Deepali M Vaishnav

Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, MGM Medical College, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, INDIA.

Ascitic fluid analysisis routinely done for finding out the type of ascites. In the present study we have analysed asciticfluid to calculate cholesterol level. This parameter helps us to find out whether ascites is related to malignancy or is related to cirrhosis, infection. Total 60 patients with ascites were analysed for cholesterol level in ascetic fluid. The level of ascetic fluid cholesterol >48mg% is indicator of malignancy related ascites. While if it is <48mg% it indicates non malignancy related ascites.