An Easily Replaceable Intracranial Catheter

  • Ralph A. W. Lehman


Replacement of a catheter draining an intracranial cyst or a ventricle can be difficult if the fluid space has collapsed. An intracranial catheter which can be safely and accurately exchanged is described. The catheter has a hole in the tip and can be exchanged over a guide wire. The catheter also offers an advantage during the original placement if the fluid cavity to be drained has a thick wall.

Key words

Ventriculostomy Intracranial catheter Shunt for hydrocephalus 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ralph A. W. Lehman
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Neurosurgery, Milton S. Hershey Medical CenterThe Pennsylvania State UniversityHersheyUSA

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