For more than 30 years, Denver shunts have provided physicians with a unique offering and the flexibility to meet individual patient needs for draining pleural effusions and ascites.
Denver ascites shunt
The Denver ascites shunt from BD is designed to give you and your patients an alternative to conventional therapy in managing retractable ascites. The Denver ascites shunt is a peritoneovenous shunting system that can help relieve symptoms of ascitic fluid build-up. The ascites shunt can provide physiologic benefits, including increased effective blood volume, renal blood flow and diuresis, retained nutrients and improved nutritional status, improved mobility and respiration and relief of massive, refractory ascites. The Denver ascites shunt can be placed percutaneously into the internal jugular vein.
Denver pleural effusion shunt
The Denver shunt transfers pleural fluid into the peritoneal cavity when it is manually pumped. The shunt is indicated for use in patients with refractory pleural effusions, either malignant or chylous. Developed as an alternative to chest tube drainage with chemical pleurodesis, this approach can be ideal for patients who cannot achieve pleurodesis due to a restrictive malignant cortex (trapped lung).
- Silique coating on the silicone shunt surface presents a smoother, less tacky surface with a lower coefficient of friction.
- Denver ascites shunt can be placed either percutaneously with the Denver percutaneous access kit (PAK), or surgically into the internal jugular vein.
- Denver pleural effusion shunt from BD is designed to give you and your patients an alternative to conventional therapy in managing intractable pleural effusions.