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What is the medical definition of a shunt?

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Posted on Thu, 10 Dec 2015
Question: This is my Doctors findings xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx was referred to me after undergoing a CT scan which revealed two masses in the liver. A follow-up MRI showed the masses to be benign shunts. What is a shunt ? Explain in laymen terms. THANKS! E-MAIL YYYY@YYYY
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Ahmad (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Shunt means connection between two tubes.

Detailed Answer:
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I am Dr.Muhammad Ahmad. I have read your question completely, i understand your concern and will try to help you in best way possible.

Shunts are bypassing channels or connections between two tubes... for example you have these two pipes of water but you take a small 3rd pipe and connect them both making shape of letter ' H ' this is called a shunt.

In liver their are different kinds of tubes there must be unusual connections found between any of them making a mass of conections of shunts this was found on MRI and a mass of benign shunts..Benign means not a cancer and you don't have to worry.


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Dr.Muhammad Ahmad.

M.B.B.S(Licensed Family Physician)

Resident M.D.

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What is the medical definition of a shunt?

Brief Answer: Shunt means connection between two tubes. Detailed Answer: Hello, Welcome to Health Care Magic. Thanks for writing. I am Dr.Muhammad Ahmad. I have read your question completely, i understand your concern and will try to help you in best way possible. Shunts are bypassing channels or connections between two tubes... for example you have these two pipes of water but you take a small 3rd pipe and connect them both making shape of letter ' H ' this is called a shunt. In liver their are different kinds of tubes there must be unusual connections found between any of them making a mass of conections of shunts this was found on MRI and a mass of benign shunts..Benign means not a cancer and you don't have to worry. I hope this answered your question, a if you have more please feel free to ask. Regrads. Dr.Muhammad Ahmad. M.B.B.S(Licensed Family Physician) Resident M.D.