- Ascites is defined as an abnormal amount of intraperitoneal fluid.
- Ascites may be transudates (thin, low protein count and low specific gravity) or exudates (high protein count and specific gravity).
- Causes of transudative ascites
- Causes of exudative ascites
 Imaging Findings
Patient #1: CT images demonstrate ascites in this patient with peritoneal carcinomatosis
Patient #2: CT and US images demonstrate a large amount of ascites in a patient with cholangiocarcinoma