Ascites and Subacute Obstruction Service

Ovarian cancer, gastrointestinal cancers and breast cancer can all affect the peritoneal tissue in the abdomen and cause the build up of fluid. This is known as ascites.

Immediate treatment is often to drain the fluid. We are working to reduce the frequency with whic this complication occurs by using an antibody infusion into the peritoneum, conducted at the same time as drainage, this is a straightforward outpatient treatment.