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Peritoneovenous shunt for intractable ascites due to hepatic lymphorrhea after hepatectomy.
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PMID:  21286221     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
A peritoneovenous shunt has become one of the most efficient procedures for intractable ascites due to liver cirrhosis. A case of intractable ascites due to hepatic lymphorrhea after hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma that was successfully treated by the placement of a peritoneovenous shunt is presented. A 72-year-old Japanese man underwent partial resection of the liver for hepatocellular carcinoma associated with hepatitis C viral infection. After hepatectomy, a considerable amount of ascites ranging from 800-4600 mL per day persisted despite conservative therapy, including numerous infusions of albumin and plasma protein fraction and administration of diuretics. Since the patient's general condition deteriorated, based on the diagnosis of intractable hepatic lymphorrhea, a subcutaneous peritoneovenous shunt was inserted. The patient's postoperative course was uneventful and the ascites decreased rapidly, with serum total protein and albumin levels and hepatic function improving accordingly. For intractable ascites due to hepatic lymphorrhea after hepatectomy, we recommend the placement of a peritoneovenous shunt as a procedure that can provide immediate effectiveness without increased surgical risk.
Yoshihiro Inoue; Michihiro Hayashi; Fumitoshi Hirokawa; Atsushi Takeshita; Nobuhiko Tanigawa
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of gastrointestinal surgery     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1948-9366     ISO Abbreviation:  World J Gastrointest Surg     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-02     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101532473     Medline TA:  World J Gastrointest Surg     Country:  China    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  16-20     Citation Subset:  -    
Yoshihiro Inoue, Michihiro Hayashi, Fumitoshi Hirokawa, Nobuhiko Tanigawa, Department of General and Gastroenterological Surgery, Osaka Medical College Hospital, 2-7 Daigaku-machi, Takatsuki City, Osaka 569-8686, Japan.
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