An Easily Replaceable Intracranial Catheter
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.