Surgical technique for placement of the automated low flow ascites pump (Alfapump).

Dembinski, J; Aranovich, D; Banz, V.; Ehmann, T; Klein, I; Malago, M; Richter, N; Schnitzbauer, A A; Staszewicz, W; Tautenhahn, H-M; Capel, J; Regimbeau, J-M (2020). Surgical technique for placement of the automated low flow ascites pump (Alfapump). Langenbeck's archives of surgery, 405(1), pp. 117-123. Springer-Verlag 10.1007/s00423-019-01822-w

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Approximately 10% of patients with ascites associated with cirrhosis fail to respond to dietary rules and diuretic treatment and therefore present with refractory ascites. In order to avoid iterative large-volume paracentesis in patients with contraindication to TIPS, the automated low flow ascites pump system (Alfapump) was developed to pump ascites from the peritoneal cavity into the urinary bladder, where it is eliminated spontaneously by normal micturition. This manuscript reports the surgical technique for placement of the Alfapump.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Review Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gastro-intestinal, Liver and Lung Disorders (DMLL) > Clinic of Visceral Surgery and Medicine > Visceral Surgery

UniBE Contributor:

Banz Wüthrich, Vanessa

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1435-2443

Publisher:

Springer-Verlag

Language:

English

Submitter:

Lilian Karin Smith-Wirth

Date Deposited:

23 Jan 2020 14:04

Last Modified:

25 Feb 2020 01:33

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s00423-019-01822-w

PubMed ID:

31915920

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Automated low flow ascites pump system Refractory ascite

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.139436

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/139436

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