Table 1

Grouping of aetiology of ascites based on serum albumin ascites gradient (SAAG)

SAAG ≥11 /LSAAG <11 /L
Portal hypertensionPeritoneal carcinomatosis
Cardiac failurePeritoneal tuberculosis
Portal vein thrombosis*Pancreatitis*
Hypothyroidism*Bowel perforation*
Nephrotic syndrome*
  • *Limited data27 283 284