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Ann Surg. 1974 Oct;180(4):580-91.

Peritoneo-venous shunting for ascites.

Abstract

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.

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