Shunt valve

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1.(Mach.) A valve permitting a fluid under pressure an easier avenue of escape than normally; specif., a valve, actuated by the governor, used in one system of marine-engine governing to connect both ends of the low-pressure cylinder as a supplementary control.
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The most recent technology is a shunt valve that is programmable, thus allowing the pressure to be adjusted.
Like the Sophy programmable valve, this ventricular shunt valve was developed in response to the shortcomings of traditional valves, all of which operated at fixed pressures.
After CT scans in the RVH's famed neuro-unit, surgeons installed a Shunt valve to relieve the pressure on the brain and later cut out a small tumour.
Provides products for the surgical treatment of central nervous system disorders, including hydrocephalic shunt valve systems, neuro endoscopes and spinal fixation implants.
Patients who required EVD during the last 2 years of data collection had an inline shunt valve of slightly higher pressure than their usual requirements placed into the ventricular catheter during routine ventriculostomy.
VP shunt valve and deployment of three sets adjustment and control equipment
2016-0-115: supply hydrocephalus shunt valves and drains to the neurosurgery service at the university hospital "October 12".
2) Outcomes may vary with different types of shunt valves (low to high pressure, programmable) and shunt configurations (ventriculoperitoneal, ventriculatrial, and lumboperitoneal).
Current treatment of normal pressure hydrocephalus: Comparison of flow-regulated and differential-pressure shunt valves.