A 26-year-old male asked:
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besides keep sucking out the fluid from abdomen for ascites patient, what could be a better treament? chemo tried and failed, she has mesothelioma.

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Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
A Shunt may help: Ascites can be drained into the venous system with the help of a peritoneal-Subclavian shunt, which is better way to manage this problem than draining it outside via suction catheter. Ask you oncologist to consult a Surgical Oncologist who is familiar with this procedure what has been available for many years.
Answered on Feb 24, 2018
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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Tenckhoff: Sometimes and if possible we use a catheter, Tenckhoff, that will drain as needed malignant ascites fluid.
Answered on Jun 9, 2018
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