Hydrocephalus is commonly treated with a shunt, a tube typically containing one or more valves to manage the amount of fluid it removes from the ventricles or other fluid spaces on the CNS. The shunt is usually described by the space its inlet(s) drain (e.g., ventricular) and the space into which it deposits the CSF (e.g., peritoneal) to treat the hydrocephalus (e.g., ventricular-peritoneal, ventriculo-peritoneal shunt or VP shunt). This page shows x-ray images of various valves available for shunts treating hydrocephalus and links to pages that further describe many of the valve types offered by companies manufacturing shunts around the world.
Fixed Differental Pressure Valves
Aesculap Fixed Differential Pressure Valve
Codman Fixed Differential Pressure Valves
Medtronic Fixed Differential Pressure Valves
Anti-Siphon Valves, Gravity Activated Valves
Aesculap Gravity Activated Valves
Chhabra Gravity Activated Valve
Codman Gravity Activated Valve
Medtronic PS Medical Delta® Valves
Integra Flow Regulating Valves
Aesculap Adjustable Valves
Codman Adjustable Valves
Medtronic Adjustable Valves
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