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    Definition:  Peritoneovenous Shunt - 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.

Synonyms:  LeVeen shunt, peritoneovenous ascites shunt, peritoneo-venous shunt

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Expert in General Surgery, Trauma, Quality Assurance, Utilization Review, Risk Management
Expert MD,FACS has been in the practice of Surgery for 54 years. Chair Department of Surgery. Retired from practice and now a Med Director for the State. He is double board certified. (General Surgery) (Quality Assurance,And Utilization Review and ... See full profile

Pennsylvania (PA), USA

Expert in General Surgery, Rural Healthcare; Patient Safety and Medical Malpractice
Expert has 30 years of experience as a general surgeon in Colorado. He is Board Certified in Surgery with additional qualification in Surgical Critical Care. He practices in both an urban Trauma Center and a rural critical access facility, providing a ... See full profile

Colorado (CO), USA


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