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Ventriculoperitoneal shunting

Alternate Names : Shunt - ventriculoperitoneal, VP shunt, Shunt revision


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Ventricles of the brain
Ventricles of the brain

The ventricles of the brain are hollow chambers filled with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), which supports the tissues of the brain.

Craniotomy for cerebral shunt
Craniotomy for cerebral shunt

During a cerebral shunt procedure a flap is cut in the scalp and a small hole is drilled in the skull. A small catheter is passed into a ventricle of the brain. A pump (valve which controls flow of fluid) is attached to the catheter to keep the fluid away from the brain. The accumulation of excess fluid around the brain can cause an increase in intracranial pressure. The excess pressure can cause a decrease in blood flow to the brain leading to brain damage.

Ventriculoperitoneal shunt - series
Ventriculoperitoneal shunt - series

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