An Experience With a LeVeen Ascites Shunt

James Holcroft, Herbert Y. Kressel, Robert Prager, Donald Trunkey, Richard P. Jacobs

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Abstract

A patient with intractable ascites was treated by placement of the LeVeen peritoneovenous shunt. Shunt failure was caused by malpositioning of the venous limb in the inferior vena cava. This was demonstrated by injection of water-soluble contrast material into the venous limb. Revision of the shunt led to diuresis, weight loss, and reduction of ascites. The physiologic process of the LeVeen shunt is reviewed and we suggest placement of a radiopaque marker into the tubing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)302-303
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Surgery
Volume111
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1976
Externally publishedYes

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Peritoneovenous Shunt
Ascites
Weight Loss
Extremities
Diuresis
Inferior Vena Cava
Contrast Media
Injections
Water

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  • Surgery

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Holcroft, J., Kressel, H. Y., Prager, R., Trunkey, D., & Jacobs, R. P. (1976). An Experience With a LeVeen Ascites Shunt. Archives of Surgery, 111(3), 302-303. https://doi.org/10.1001/archsurg.1976.01360210096022

An Experience With a LeVeen Ascites Shunt. / Holcroft, James; Kressel, Herbert Y.; Prager, Robert; Trunkey, Donald; Jacobs, Richard P.

In: Archives of Surgery, Vol. 111, No. 3, 1976, p. 302-303.

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Holcroft, J, Kressel, HY, Prager, R, Trunkey, D & Jacobs, RP 1976, 'An Experience With a LeVeen Ascites Shunt', Archives of Surgery, vol. 111, no. 3, pp. 302-303. https://doi.org/10.1001/archsurg.1976.01360210096022
Holcroft, James ; Kressel, Herbert Y. ; Prager, Robert ; Trunkey, Donald ; Jacobs, Richard P. / An Experience With a LeVeen Ascites Shunt. In: Archives of Surgery. 1976 ; Vol. 111, No. 3. pp. 302-303.
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