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Denver Ascites Shunt

The Denver Ascites Shunts are provided in two configurations.

  • All of the Denver Ascites Shunts are constructed from medicalgrade silicone.

  • Each shunt consists of a fenestrated peritoneal catheter, a venous catheter, and a flexible pump chamber containing either one or two miter valves.

  • The heart of the shunt is the flexible pump chamber. The miter valve(s) contained within the pump chamber permit flow in only one direction.

  • When the pressure in the peritoneal cavity is approximately 3 cm water higher than the central venous pressure, the valves open and permit flow through the shunt.

  • In a double-valved shunt, the second valve serves as a check valve that helps prevent reflux of blood into the distal end of the venous catheter when the shunt is manually pumped. In a single-valved shunt, reflux is prevented by manual occlusion of the venous catheter.

  • The valves are made deliberately asymmetrical, causing them to be self-cleaning.

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Reference Description
42-2000 Denver Ascites Shunt, Double-Valved
42-2005 Denver Ascites Shunt, Single-Valved

Indications

Peritoneo-venous shunting is indicated for patients with:

• chronic liver disease whose ascites has not responded to surgical correction of their portal hypertension nor to standard medical management.

• persistent ascites who are not considered candidates for portal-venous shunting.

• persistent ascites that is non-responsive to standard medical management.

• primary or metastatic intra-abdominal neoplasms with massive ascites to help relieve intraabdominal pressure.

Contraindications

• peritonitis

• possible non-sterile ascitic fluid or intra-abdominal infection

• acute tubular necrosis or primary renal failure

• extremely high bilirubin and/or creatinine levels

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Denver Ascites Shunt PAK

Denver Ascites Shunt PAK

  • The entire device is constructed from medical-grade silicone rubber.

  • The Denver Peritoneo-Venous Shunt consists of a fenestrated peritoneal catheter, a venous catheter, and a flexible pump chamber containing either one or two miter valves.

  • The heart of the system is the valved pump chamber. When the pressure in the peritoneal cavity is approximately 3 cm water higher than the central venous pressure, the valves open and permit flow through the shunt.

  • In a double-valved shunt, the second valve serves as a check valve which helps prevent reflux of blood into the distal end of the venous catheter when the unit is manually pumped.

  • In a single-valved shunt, reflux is prevented by manual occlusion of the venous catheter.

  • The valves are made deliberately asymmetrical, causing them to be self-cleaning.

  • Caracteristics
  • Detail
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Reference Description
42-2050 Denver PAK, Double-Valved Shunt
42-2055 Denver PAK, Single Valved Shunt 

Indications

Peritoneo-venous shunting is indicated for patients with:

• chronic liver disease whose ascites has not responded to surgical correction of their portal hypertension nor to standard medical management.

• persistent ascites who are not considered candidates for portal-venous shunting.

• persistent ascites that is non-responsive to standard medical management.

• primary or metastatic intra-abdominal neoplasms with massive ascites to help relieve intraabdominal pressure.

Contraindications

Peritoneo-venous shunting is contraindicated for patients with:

• peritonitis

• possible non-sterile ascitic fluid or intra-abdominal infection

• acute tubular necrosis or primary renal failure

• extremely high bilirubin and /or creatinine levels

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Pleural Effusion Shunt

Denver Pleural Effusion Shunt

  • The entire shunt is constructed from medical-grade silicone rubber.

  • The Denver Pleural Effusion Shunt consists of a fenestrated pleural catheter, a flexible pump chamber containing two miter valves, and a fenestrated peritoneal catheter.

  • The heart of the system is the valved pump chamber. This pump chamber is used by the patient or care giver to transfer the pleural fluid into the peritoneal cavity.

  • The valves are made deliberately asymmetrical, causing them to be self-cleaning as the system is pumped.

  • The second valve serves as a check that helps prevent reflux of liquid into the peritoneal catheter when the shunt is manually pumped.

  • Caracteristics
  • Detail
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Reference Description
42-9000 Pleural Effusion Shunt

Indications

The Denver Pleural Effusion shunt is indicated for use in patients with:

• chylothorax

• intractable aseptic pleural effusion

Contraindications

The Denver Pleural Effusion Shunt is not designed for pleurovenous application.

Pleuro-peritoneal shunting is contraindicated in patients with infected pleural fluid and in patients suspected of having intra-abdominal infections such as diverticulitis.

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