Delta™ Valves Shunt for Hydrocephalus



Delta valves

Delta valves are part of a shunt system used to treat the symptoms of hydrocephalus. A shunt redirects excess CSF in the brain to another part of the body, allowing the brain’s enlarged ventricles to return to a more normal size.

Key Features

  • Delta Chamber allows pressure in the brain to be maintained within a certain range, regardless of body position.
  • Nonmetallic design won’t be affected by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
  • Reservoir dome allows your doctor to sample cerebrospinal fluid and test shunt function.
  • Contoured reservoir base mimics the curvature of the skull.


The valve is placed behind the ear or near the top of the head. It’s attached to a ventricular catheter on one side, which is placed in the ventricle of the brain and a distal catheter on the other, which goes to the peritoneal cavity or right atrium of the heart.


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

Height 0.65" (1.65 cm)
Width 1.57" (4.00 cm)
Depth 0.31" (0.80 cm)


The device that appears in this graphic is a representation of a Medtronic device. The graphic does not include certain identifying information that may appear on Medtronic devices, such as model number or serial number.