From the case: Peritoneovenous shunt


What is the tubing on the left chest wall ?

Modality: X-ray (Frontal)

- “ This is a peritoneovenous shunt (or Denver shunt) draining the peritoneal fluid in a one-way direction. It is used to treat refractory ascites. ”

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  • Denver shunt - “ A Denver shunt, or peritoneovenous shunt, is a device used to shunt ascites to the superior vena cava in patients with refractory ascites. The pr...”

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