LeVeen shunt

noun

Le·​Veen shunt lə-ˈvēn-ˈshənt How to pronounce LeVeen shunt (audio)
: a plastic tube that passes from the jugular vein to the peritoneal cavity where a valve permits absorption of ascitic fluid which is carried back to venous circulation by way of the superior vena cava

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“LeVeen shunt.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/LeVeen%20shunt. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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