Hydrocephalus Products

Shunts typically consist of two catheters and a valve that redirect excess fluid from the brain’s ventricle to another part of the body. A Medtronic shunt, which is usually implanted in less than an hour, may provide lasting relief to people with hydrocephalus.

For Hydrocephalus

About 1 in every 1000 babies is born with hydrocephalus, a condition in which too much cerebrospinal fluid builds up in the brain’s ventricles. Symptoms can include vomiting, lethargy, headache, enlarged head, or even seizures. There is no cure, but implanting a Medtronic shunt can often provide long-term relief.
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For Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

Normal pressure hydrocephalus is characterized by too much cerebrospinal fluid in the brain's ventricles. It typically affects adults in their 60s and 70s, who may forget a friend's name or no longer enjoy a walk around the block. Implanting one of our shunts may help relieve symptoms.
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Last updated: 22 Sep 2010

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