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Title: Ventricular Shunt Catheter Assembly. UMMS15-36; Patent Pending.

  • The invention discloses a novel ventricular shunt designed to minimize damage during shunt revision surgery. The novel shunt has an outer catheter sheath that is placed in the first surgery and does not need to be removed even if catheter replacement is needed due to obstruction. It stays as a permanent catheter sheath and creates a permanent access tunnel into the brain ventricle.


Innovation TopicsMedical Devices, NeurologyHydrocephalusNeurosurgeryShunt revisionCatheter obstruction