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Acute paracentesis need

There is little capacity for paracenteses on the Same Day Medical Assessment, hence the following pathway. Please discuss all cases for urgent paracentesis with the Acute GP team.

Paracentesis needed

Already under an RCH consultant (eg hepatologist)?

Email for urgent MDU appointment

or phone IR on extension 3962



Determine clinical urgency of ascites presentation


Consider gastroenterology referral/2ww/outpatient pathways


Discuss with Acute GP for

?acute admission

or phone IR on extension 3962

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