Shunts typically consist of two catheters and a valve that redirect excess fluid from the brain’s ventricle to another part of the body. A shunt, which is usually implanted in less than an hour, may provide long-term relief to people with hydrocephalus.
A shunt usually consists of two catheters and a one-way valve. Shunts allow excess cerebrospinal fluid to drain to another area of the body.
All treatment and outcome results are specific to the individual patient, and will form part of your consultation with your healthcare professional.
Please consult your healthcare professional for a full list of benefits, indications, precautions, clinical results, and other important medical information that pertains to shunts.
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