Long Term in Vitro Test Results of Various New and Explanted Hydrocephalus Shunt Valves
Implantation of shunting devices for treatment of hydrocephalus has become a routine operation in most neurosurgical departments. Various shunting systems are available, some simple and some very sophisticated types. However, there is no consensus on which specifications a shunting device has to meet, which valve is the most physiological one, and how to control the function of an implanted device.
KeywordsShunt System Shunt Valve American National Standard Institute Cerebrospinal Fluid Pressure Diaphragm Valve
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