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Peritoneo-venous shunting for ascites.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4415019     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A new minor surgical procedure for ascites has been devised wherein a specially designated one way pressure activated valve is implanted to create a permanent peritoneo-venous shunt. The normally closed valves opens only when the peritoneal pressure rises 3-5 cm higher than the intrathoracic venous pressure thus preventing backflow of blood and closing the valve should the venous pressure rise from the over-infusion of ascitic fluid. The procedure has been performed on 45 patients but nine were terminal at the time of surgery. Prolonged relief of ascites occurred in 28 of 37 cases.
H H Leveen; G Christoudias; M Ip; R Luft; G Falk; S Grosberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of surgery     Volume:  180     ISSN:  0003-4932     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Surg.     Publication Date:  1974 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1974-12-19     Completed Date:  1974-12-19     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372354     Medline TA:  Ann Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  580-91     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Ascites / etiology,  surgery*,  urine
Breathing Exercises
Liver Cirrhosis, Biliary / complications
Prosthesis Design
Venous Pressure

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