Percutaneous transtubal scintigraphic assessment of patency of peritoneovenous shunts.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Peritoneovenous shunts have been widely used in the management of patients with ascites when medical therapy has failed. Shunt malfunction is a frequent complication. Direct injection of a small amount of Tc-99m-sulfur colloid into the afferent limb of the shunt allows prompt, accurate determination of shunt patency while avoiding some of the hazards and pitfalls of previously described techniques.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Taggart, GJ; Sullivan, DC; Gusberg, RJ; Conn, HO

Published Date

  • February 1, 1981

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 70 - 72

PubMed ID

  • 7460444

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0363-9762

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00003072-198102000-00006


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States