"Peritoneovenous Shunt" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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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.
- Peritoneovenous Shunt
- Peritoneovenous Shunts
- Shunt, Peritoneovenous
- Shunts, Peritoneovenous
- Peritoneo-Venous Shunt
- Peritoneo Venous Shunt
- Peritoneo-Venous Shunts
- Shunt, Peritoneo-Venous
- Shunts, Peritoneo-Venous
- Ascites Shunt, Peritoneovenous
- Ascites Shunts, Peritoneovenous
- Peritoneovenous Ascites Shunt
- Peritoneovenous Ascites Shunts
- Shunt, Peritoneovenous Ascites
- Shunts, Peritoneovenous Ascites
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