Peritoneovenous shunt for palliation of gynecologic malignant ascites.

  title={Peritoneovenous shunt for palliation of gynecologic malignant ascites.},
  author={Wylam Faught and John R Kirkpatrick and Garry V Krepart and Mark S Heywood and Robert J. Lotocki},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  volume={180 4},
BACKGROUND Ascites is a common sequela of advanced or recurrent gynecologic malignancies, such as carcinoma of the ovary, fallopian tube, or endometrium. Symptomatic treatment with repeated paracentesis is the initial management after failure of chemotherapy. STUDY DESIGN This study was done to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a peritoneovenous shunt (PVS) in the palliation of these patients with recurrent ascites. A retrospective review of 25 patients having a PVS between 1982 and… CONTINUE READING