Peritoneovenous Shunt


Ascites Shunt, Peritoneovenous

Ascites Shunts, Peritoneovenous

LeVeen Shunt

Peritoneo Venous Shunt

Peritoneo-Venous Shunt

Peritoneo-Venous Shunts

Peritoneovenous Ascites Shunt

Peritoneovenous Ascites Shunts

Peritoneovenous Shunts

Shunt, LeVeen

Shunt, Peritoneo-Venous

Shunt, Peritoneovenous

Shunt, Peritoneovenous Ascites

Shunts, Peritoneo-Venous

Shunts, Peritoneovenous

Shunts, Peritoneovenous Ascites

An operation for the continuous emptying of ascitic fluid into the venous system. Fluid removal is based on intraperitoneal and intrathoracic superior vena cava pressure differentials and is performed via a pressure-sensitive one-way valve connected to a tube traversing the subcutaneous tissue of the chest wall to the neck where it enters the internal jugular vein and terminates in the superior vena cava. It is used in the treatment of intractable ascites.