cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from the ventricular system into the heart.
ventriculo-peritoneal (VP) shunts: a shunt that is placed into a brain ventricle to drain cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from the ventricular...
A ventriculoperitoneal shunt is used to take excess fluid from the ventricles (fluid filled cavities) within the brain, and "shunt" or divert it to the abdomen for absorption...
What is a shunt?by
What is a Shunt?
Shunt systems come in a variety of models but always have two similar... to either the abdominal cavity or right atrium, and a shunt that regulates the pressure or flow of CSF from the ventricles...
Most cases of shunt malfunctions are due to occlusion (blockage) of
the proximal ventricular catheter. In these instances, pumping of the shunt will
show a valve that is slow to refill, or does not...