About Shunts

Shunts typically consist of two catheters and a valve that redirect excess fluid from the brain to another part of the body. Implanting shunts usually takes less than an hour, and may help relieve symptoms of normal pressure hydrocephalus.

What Is It?

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.
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Benefits and Risks

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.

Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.

Last updated: 27 Sep 2010

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