connection of an artery, customarily the radial, to the cephalic vein through a short extracorporeal catheter.
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[Belding Scribner, U.S. physician, 1921–2003]
A tube, usually made of synthetic material, used to connect an artery to a vein. It is used in patients requiring frequent venipuncture as in hemodialysis. The shunts may develop complications such as infection, thrombosis, and release of septic emboli.
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Scribner,Belding H., U.S. nephrologist, 1921–.
Quinton-Scribner shunt - see under Quinton
Scribner shunt - connection of an artery to the cephalic vein via a short extracorporeal catheter.
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