Excerpt from The Dublin Journal of Medical Science, Vol. 107: January to June, 1899
I have elected to present the following case to the Medical rather than to the Pathological Section of the Royal Academy of Medicine, as the interest lies in its clinical quite as much as in its pathological aspect, and for the same reason I have designated it under the title of haemorrhagic ascites, as embodying its most prominent and, indeed for some weeks, its sole characteristic.
It is the only case I have met with, or heard of, in which effusion of sero-sanguinolent ﬂuid in the peritoneal cavity was so copious as to necessitate tapping, and which this necessity became so often imperative, and at such short intervals, if life was to be prolonged.
Mr. G., aged forty-two, married, of a healthy, clear complexion, a full build, weighing over 14 stones, came under my care on Sept. 30, 1897, on the recommendation of Thomas Parr, MD, of Drogheda, complaining of gastric symptoms, a sense of fulness and hardness in the epigastrium, with a feeling of soreness.
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