A novel complication of peritoneovenous shunt: Cardiac tamponade

Gareth Dulai, Devendra Vora, Antoine Hage, Paul Martin

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For the last two decades, peritoneovenous shunts (PVS) have commonly been used in the management of refractory ascites. However, these devices are associated with a wide variety of complications. We report a case of cardiac tamponade due to ventricular perforation by a PVS. Given the substantial morbidity associated with PVS, other therapeutic options should be considered before proceeding with PVS placement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1379-1380
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology


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