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.
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