Accession Number : AD0163819

Title :   Device for Draining Ventricular Fluid in Cases of Hydrocephalus.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Wortman,Donald E. ; Mervis,Lawrence J.

Report Date : 12 SEP 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The patent is a modified ventricular end for a ventriculo-cardiac shunt used in the treatment of hydrocephalus and similar conditions for revoving fluids which accumulate in the cavity of the brain and must be drained to the heart. An umbrella-shaped cover protects an apertured end of the shunt for preventing the same from becoming attached to the ventricular walls by growth of brain tissue. The device, which is inserted into the brain is a closed position and is subsequently opened, has supporting rib structures which may carry various sensing elements for observing conditions in the brain.

Descriptors :   (*MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, *PATENTS), BODY FLUIDS, BRAIN, CEREBROSPINAL FLUID, DRAINAGE, THERAPY, NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE