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Peritoneovenous Shunt MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Peritoneovenous Shunt
Tree Number(s)
E04.035.735
E04.100.814.750
E04.210.790
Unique ID
D010536
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010536
Scope Note
An operation for the continuous emptying of ascitic fluid into the venous system. Fluid removal is based on intraperitoneal and intrathoracic superior vena cava pressure differentials and is performed via a pressure-sensitive one-way valve connected to a tube traversing the subcutaneous tissue of the chest wall to the neck where it enters the internal jugular vein and terminates in the superior vena cava. It is used in the treatment of intractable ascites.
Entry Term(s)
Ascites Shunt, Peritoneovenous
LeVeen Shunt
Peritoneo-Venous Shunt
Previous Indexing
Ascites (1975-1980)
Jugular Veins (1975-1980)
Peritoneal Cavity (1975-1980)
Peritoneum (1975-1980)
Vena Cava, Superior (1975-1980)
Public MeSH Note
86; was see under VASCULAR SURGERY 1981-85
History Note
86(81); was see under VASCULAR SURGERY 1981-85
Date Established
1986/01/01
Date of Entry
1980/05/15
Revision Date
1997/06/20
Peritoneovenous Shunt Preferred
LeVeen Shunt Narrower
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