Determining the best cerebrospinal fluid shunt valve design: the pediatric valve design trial

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College School of Medicine
Department Neurosurgery
Creator Kestle, John R. W.
Other Author Drake, James M.
Title Determining the best cerebrospinal fluid shunt valve design: the pediatric valve design trial
Date 1996
Description Myriad cerebrospinal fluid shunt valve designs are available (17, IS). None has ever been shown to be superior to another, although claims by neurosurgeons and shunt manufacturers of the merits of particular designs are numerous. Such is the case with two recent shunt valve designs, the Orbis-Sigma valve (Cordis Corporation, Miami, FL) and the Delta valve (PS Medical, Gofetta, CA). Both reduce the siphoning effect when the patient is in the upright position by different mechanisms. Reports of reduced complication rates in uncontrolled series have been attributed to diminished shunt overdrainage (13, 19, 20, 22).
Type Text
Publisher Wolters Kluwer (LWW)
Volume 38
Issue 3
First Page 604
Last Page 607
Subject Pediatric valve design; Shunt valves
Subject LCSH Cerebrospinal fluid shunts; Cerebrospinal fluid shunts -- Design and construction
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Drake, J. M., & Kestle, J. R. W. (1996). Determining the best cerebrospinal fluid shunt valve design: the pediatric valve design trial. Neurosurgery, 38(3), 604-7.
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