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LP Shunts

Hydrocephalus

Overview

A lumboperitoneal (LP) shunt diverts cerebrospinal fluid from the spinal space in the lower back to the abdomen. It can be used to treat nonobstructive hydrocephalus, normal pressure hydrocephalus, elevated intracranial pressure, and idiopathic intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri).

Key Features

Convenient
Nonmetallic design won’t be affected by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Easy Checkups
Optional reservoir allows your doctor to sample cerebrospinal fluid and test shunt function.

Placement

The shunt is implanted into the spinal space in the lower back. The tubing is tunneled under the skin to the abdomen and inserted into the abdominal cavity.

Size

The device is not shown actual size. Other sizes may be available.

Height 33.07" (84.0 cm)
Diameter 0.06" (1.5 mm)

Attention Patients!

This therapy is not for everyone. Please consult your physician. A prescription is required. For more information, please contact us at 800-510-6735.

Attention Physicians!

For further information, please call Medtronic NT at 1-800-468-9710, or contact your Medtronic NT sales representative.

Caution: FDA (USA) law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician. Refer to product package insert for instructions, warnings, precautions and complications.

 

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