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World J Hepatol. Oct 27, 2014; 6(10): 745-751
Published online Oct 27, 2014. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v6.i10.745
Table 6 Grading system and representative management strategies for ascites
GradesDefinitionManagement strategies
Grade ARequiring any changes in the clinical management strategy or manageable with medicationDiuretics, sodium restriction
Ascites discharge < 1000 mL/d in the drainage case
Grade BGrade A ascites that lasts for more than 2 wk or requires peritoneal puncturePeritoneal puncture
Ascites discharge < 2000 mL/d in the drainage case
Grade CInvasive treatment requiredDenver peritoneovenous shunt, TIPS, PSE, splenectomy