Strata NSC
Lumboperitoneal Adjustable Pressure Shunts
Strata<sup>®</sup> NSC LP Adjustable Pressure Shunt

Strata NSC Lumboperitoneal Adjustable Pressure Shunts

Strata® NSC LP adjustable pressure shunts provide treatment for communicating hydrocephalus and idiopathic intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri).

About the Strata NSC Lumboperitoneal Shunt

The PS Medical® Strata® NSC Lumboperitoneal (LP) Shunt is used to treat communicating hydrocephalus and may be used to treat idiopathic intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri) when shunting is an option. The Strata NSC LP shunt is designed to provide continued cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow from the lumbar subarachnoid space into the peritoneal cavity. The Strata NSC lumboperitoneal valve allows the physician to noninvasively adjust the pressure/flow performance level settings pre- and post-implantation to address changing patient needs.

  • PS Medical Strata NSC LP valve is sized for subcutaneous placement
  • PS Medical Strata NSC LP valve includes integral lumbar connector and strain relief for easy, non-kinking attachment of the proximal lumbar catheter
  • Pressure/flow performance level setting can be adjusted or verified simply and non-invasively in the physician’s office with a hand-held adjustment tool
  • Injectable reservoir dome
  • Proximal and distal occluders for selective flushing
  • Latex free

How the Strata NSC Lumboperitoneal Shunt Works

The Strata® NSC LP Shunt is a combination of the Strata NSC LP Valve and attached lumbar and peritoneal catheters. The system works by diverting excess cerebrospinal fluid from the lumbar subarachnoid space into the peritoneal cavity.

Prior to implantation, the StrataVarius® Adjustment System is used to adjust the Strata NSC LP valve pressure/flow performance level. Postoperative adjustment of the Strata NSC LP valve can only be completed using the StrataVarius Adjustment System. It is essential that the StrataVarius Adjustment System be available for post-operative patient management.

Important Safety Information

In addition to the risks associated with any surgical procedure, such as bleeding, damage to surrounding tissues, seizures, stroke, or death, the following complications may also occur: obstruction of the system, infection, and mechanical malfunction leading to overdrainage. At times the common complications can provide serious risks and should be treated promptly as such. It is important to review the product labeling for complete safety information, potential complications, contraindications, and a complete explanation of warnings and precautions.

Last updated: 22 Nov 2013

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