The Denver peritoneovenous shunt: Relationship between hepatic reserve and successful treatment of ascites

William W. Turner, R. Mark Pate

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Abstract

Treatment of intractable ascites with the Denver peritoneovenous shunt was evaluated. Significantly better operative survival and postoperative shunt patency were seen in patients with class B disease when compared with those with class C disease. Postoperative shunt-related complications were common in both groups. Peritoneovenous shunting was not effective in treating patients with hepatorenal syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)619-623
Number of pages5
JournalThe American Journal of Surgery
Volume144
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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