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 our 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.

Our Shunts

There's no cure for normal pressure hydrocephalus, but there is a treatment: implanting a shunt to drain excess fluid from the brain.
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Benefits and Risks

Shunt implantation lets people with normal pressure hydrocephalus enjoy more normal lives. Like any surgery, however, the procedure carries certain risks.

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: 22 Sep 2010

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