Subcutaneous edema as rare complication of abdominal paracentesis

Yuki Otsuka, Hirokazu Nagaoka, Yasuhiro Nakano, Hiroyuki Sakae, Kou Hasegawa, Fumio Otsuka

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Although ascites leakage to the skin is the most frequent complication after abdominal paracentesis, leakage to the subcutaneous space has not been reported. Here, we report a subcutaneous effusion after paracentesis suggesting ascites leakage. We should be aware of this rare complication due to the potential risk of dissemination.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere05116
JournalClinical Case Reports
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2021


  • abdominal paracentesis
  • ascites
  • complication
  • image

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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