insertion of an open end of the saphenous vein into the peritoneum for drainage of ascites.
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An obsolete operation involving insertion of the cut end of the saphenous vein into the peritoneal cavity in cases of ascites; the vein is inverted so that the valves prevent regurgitation of blood into the cavity while the ascitic fluid flows into the vein.
[veno- + peritoneum + G. stoma, mouth]
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Surgical insertion of either of the major superficial veins of the leg into the peritoneal cavity to drain ascitic fluid.
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venoperitoneostomyAn obsolete procedure formerly used to control ascites, which consisted of inserting an inverted saphenous vein into the peritoneal cavity, thereby allowing the fluid to drain into the vein.
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