pleurovenous shunt

pleurovenous shunt

a surgically implanted catheter for transport of fluid from a pleural space into the venous system; rarely used, mainly for treatment of malignant pleural effusions.

pleur·o·ve·nous shunt

(plūr'ō-vē'nŭs shŭnt)
A surgically implanted catheter for transport of fluid from a pleural space into the venous system; rarely used, mainly for treatment of malignant pleural effusions.