About Lumboperitoneal Shunts Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

Shunts typically consist of two catheters and a valve that redirect excess cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) produced by the body to another part of the body. A lumboperitoneal shunt moves fluid from the spinal space in the lower back (lumbar subarachnoid space) to the abdominal area (peritoneum) where it is absorbed by the body.

The advantage of using the Strata NSC LP valve is that the drainage rate of the valve can be changed non surgically after it is implanted to address changing patient needs.

Strata NSC LP shunt

The Strata NSC LP shunt is used for
the surgical treatment of IIH and
communicating hydrocephalus.


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