The Minnesota shunt

H. Buchwald, E. Guzman, B. D. Wigness, F. D. Dorman, T. D. Rohde

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We have designed and tested a peritoneovenous shunt crafted to decrease mechanical shunt failures and minimize DIC and fluid overload. Our implantable peritoneovenous shunt (Minnesota shunt) consists of three parts connected by flexible, nonkinking tubing: 1) a double-chambered, multimicro-orifice peritoneal fluid collecting element; 2) a tubular compression pump; and 3) an antireflux, antiback-diffusion, nonthrombogenic intravascular catheter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)168-170
Number of pages3
JournalASAIO Transactions
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1989


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