Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt

Figure hydr_25_n.jpg: Drawing of a ventriculoperitoneal drainage which replaced the atrial shunt during the 70's. First part: Ventricular catheter with a Rickham reservoir for puncture which can be introduced occipitally or frontally, and whose tip should enter the anterior horn. Second part: Valve $$hydr_26??££alternate Figure§§. Third part: Peritoneal catheter; if left behind long enough, a free movement within the peritoneal cavity is possible, and there is sufficient length for growth from infancy to the age of 7-10 years.