The G Surgiwear G GISAIM Peritoneal Shunt has a limited but definite place in the treatment of a patient who has ASCITES which is resistant to medical management
It reduces abdominal girth and weight, improves plasma volume and is associated with an improvement of renal function and a reduction of salt retention. In contrast medical therapy seems to compromise renal function.
Although the peritoneo‐venous shunt does not prolong life, it does improve its quality
There are complications associated with its use and it should, therefore, be inserted with care.
These shunts are available in 3 variants: - I double valve - II single valve, for Adult patients - III single valve, for Child patients