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Peritoneal venous shunting for the treatment of lymphatic ascites following retroperitoneal lymph node dissection. Urology 1996 Nov;48(5):783-5 PMID: 8911528

Pubmed ID

8911528

Abstract

We report a case of refractory lymphatic ascites following retroperitoneal lymph node dissection and venacavectomy. Placement of a Denver peritoneal venous shunt resulted in resolution of the ascites and marked improvement in the patient's nutritional parameters. Shunt occlusion 2 months following placement demonstrated no recurrence of the ascites. This technique may prove useful in the management of lymphatic ascites associated with radical retroperitoneal surgery.

Author List

See WA, Kresowik TF, Jochimsen PR

Author

William A. See MD Chair, Professor in the Urologic Surgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin




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MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Adult
Ascites
Humans
Lymph Node Excision
Lymphatic Diseases
Male
Peritoneovenous Shunt
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