Ascites: its correction by peritoneovenous shunting.


Patients with refractory ascites and HRS should be considered to present an urgent indication for peritoneovenous shunting. The shunt offers a method of continuous reinfusion of ascitic fluid which corrects avid sodium retention, oliguria and azotemia. Severe encephalopathy, jaundice or peritoneal sepsis--common complications of cirrhosis--contraindicate… (More)


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@article{Leveen1979AscitesIC, title={Ascites: its correction by peritoneovenous shunting.}, author={H H Leveen and Simon Wapnick and C. Diaz and S L Grosberg and Meg Kinney}, journal={Current problems in surgery}, year={1979}, volume={16 2}, pages={1-61} }