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Case report


Complications of denver shunt

Eranga PereraShweta BhattVikram S Dogra
Department of Radiology, National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo 10, Sri Lanka, Department of Imaging Sciences, University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
Date of Submission: 03-Oct-2010, Date of Acceptance: 14-Dec-2010, Date of Web Publication: 08-Jan-2011.
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Eranga Perera

Department of Radiology, National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo 10, Sri Lanka.
E-mail: wp_eranga@yahoo.co.uk

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Eranga Perera

Department of Radiology, National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo 10, Sri Lanka.
E-mail: wp_eranga@yahoo.co.uk

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.75247 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


Hepatic hydrothorax secondary to transdiaphragmatic spread of peritoneal fluid can cause respiratory discomfort to the patient. Draining of hydrothorax helps relieve these symptoms. Pleurovenous shunt (Denver shunt) is a relatively non-invasive method of shunting the pleural fluid to the central venous system. Reported complications of pleurovenous shunts are shunt failure, pulmonary edema, post shunt coagulopathy, deep vein thrombosis, and infection. We report a rare case of a leak at the venous end of the catheter that was placed within the right internal jugular vein, resulting in a large collection in the neck.
Keywords: Denver Shunt, Hepatic Hydrothorax, Peritoneovenous Shunt, Pleurovenous Shunt

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