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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).
The shunt is implanted into the spinal space in the lower back. The tubing is tunnelled under the skin to the abdomen and inserted into the abdominal cavity.
The device shown is not actual size. Other sizes may be available.
Height 0.90" (2.30 cm)
Width 1.73" (4.40 cm)
Depth 0.47" (1.20 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.
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