an artificially constructed or an abnormal passage connecting two usually separate structures in the body
A passage between two blood vessels or two chambers of the heart. A shunt may occur naturally (as in a left-to-right shunt though an ASD) or may be artificially formed (as in creation of a Blalock-Taussig shunt).
A tube or pathway that diverts blood or other body fluid through an alternate route inside the body. There are several common reasons for shunts to be placed so specific details should be obtained from the health care provider.
A procedure to remove excessive fluid in the brain by surgically-placing a tube that the ventricles into the abdominal cavity, heart or large veins of the neck.
1. an artificially created passage between two areas of the body, as in a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt for hydrocephalus, a tube that drains fluid from the ventricles of the brain into the peritoneum (the abdominal cavity). 2. a naturally existing, but abnormal, connection between two areas of the body, as in a right-to-left or left-to-right shunt through the ductus arteriosus.
A device used to establish an artificial passage by which body fluid is diverted from one circulatory path to another.
To divert or bypass; A passage or anastomosis between two natural channels, especially between two blood vessels
An artificially constructed or anomalous passage that diverts flow from one main route to another.
Two small plastic tubes (cannulae) surgically implanted, one in an artery and one in a vein. When not on dialysis, the two are joined by a connector (bridge) forming a "shunt."
A device used to divert part of an electric current.
To surgically divert the flow (such as of blood) from one organ or pathway to another.
The term used to describe blood passing through the atrial septal defect.
Passage constructed to divert flow from a normal route to another.
Sometimes necessary in babies with hydrocephalus; it is a small plastic tube inserted surgically and carries excess fluid from the ventricles in the brain to the inside of the abdomen, where it can be reabsorbed.
a drainage system. Spinal fluid flows from a ventricle into a body cavity via a tube. Used to relieve increased intracranial pressure caused by brain tumors that block the flow of spinal fluid.
ventriculo-atrial - the tube empties into the right atrium of the heart.
ventriculo-peritoneal - the tube empties into the stomach.
a natural or artificially created passageway between two parts of the heart
a passage by which a bodily fluid (especially blood) is diverted from one channel to another; "an arteriovenus shunt"
a conductor having low resistance in parallel with another device to divert a fraction of the current
implant consisting of a tube made of plastic or rubber; for draining fluids within the body
provide with or divert by means of an electrical shunt
a device that diverts fluid from the brain into the abdominal cavity, where it is safely absorbed into the blood stream, according to the Hydrocephalus Association
a device that is inserted in the body to allow the passage of fluid through a channel other than the usual channel
a device which consists of a tube which is inserted into the center of the brain, where the brain fluid is produced
a device which controls and diverts accumulated cerebrospinal fluid from the obstructed pathways and returns it to the blood stream
a drainage tube which runs from the brain to another region of the body (usually the abdomen)
a drain inserted into the ventricel in the brain
a flexible but study silastic tube
a flexible but sturdy silastic tube
a flexible tube placed into the ventricles, or the cavities of the brain into the abdomen and passes harmlessly through the child's body
a flexible tube placed into the ventricular system of the brain which diverts the flow of CSF into another region of the body, most often the abdominal cavity or a chamber of the heart, where it can be absorbed
a flexible tube that diverts the flow of CSF from the ventricular system into another region of the body, such as the peritoneal (abdominal) cavity, where it can be absorbed
a flexible tube that drains excess CSF from the ventricles to another area of the body where it can be absorbed
a kind of straw that acts as a bridge for cerebral spinal fluid
a long, thin, flexible tube
a long, thin tube placed in a ventricle of the brain and then threaded
a long, thin tube placed in the brain and then threaded under the skin to another part of the body, usually the abdomen
a long, thin tube that's placed in your brain and then threaded under your skin to another part of your body, usually your abdomen
a mechanical device designed to transport the excess CSF from or near the point of obstruction to a re-absorption site and it is implanted under the skin
an implantable device designed to drain CSF fluid away from the brain thereby allowing the enlarged ventricles to return to a normal state
a procedure used to remove cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from the brain ventricles
a small tube that is inserted into the carotid artery to deliver blood flow around the area being operated on
a small tube (the size of a spaghetti noodle) inserted into the ventricles to drain the fluid away from the brain
a soft flexible tube that acts like a drainpipe
a special tube surgically placed in the head and under the skin down into the chest or abdomen
a thin piece of tubing that is inserted into one of the spaces of the brain (ventricles) or sometimes into the space around the spine that contains cerebrospinal fluid (subarachnoid space)
a tiny tube device with a valve that will drain the extra fluid from the brain and normalize pressure
a tube connecting the ventricles of the brain to an alternative drainage site, usually the abdominal cavity
a tube inserted into the brain to reduce pressure caused by build-up of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the brain
a tube system that is implanted into the brain
a tube with an adjustable valve that drains the cerebrospinal fluid out of the cyst into the stomach
a tube with a valve which allows fluid to drain away from the brain
a type of artificial bridge between two parts of the body
A tube implanted in the cranium to balance the flow of cerebrospinal fluid and used in the treatment of hydrocephalus
A bipass or a diversion of fluids from one collection, or absorbing system to another. A Common shunts is an arteriovenous shunt used in dialysis.
A passage made artificially, between two areas of the body, usually placed to drain liquid.
A passage connecting two anatomical channels, diverting blood or other fluids from one to another.
A method of removing excessive fluid from the ventricles of the brain in hydrocephalus. A surgically placed tuhe connected to a ventricle deposits fluid in to the abdominal cavity, heart or large vein in the neck.
the procedure of removing excess fluid from the brain. A surgically placed tube connected from the ventricles of the brain deposits fluids into the abdominal cavity, heart or large veins of the neck.
a tube (catheter) that drains cerebrospinal fluid from the brain to another cavity in the body; shunts usually have complicated valves that regulate the flow of CSF.
A thin tube going from the cranial cavity (space around the brain) into another body cavity (often the stomach) to drain excess fluid from the brain.
A procedure to draw off excessive fluid in the brain. A surgically-placed tube running from the ventricles which deposits fluid into either the abdominal cavity, heart or large veins of the neck.
A tube or device implanted in the body (usually made of Silastic) to redivert excess CSF away from the brain to another place in the body.
A tube fitted in the skull to drain away CSF thus reducing excess pressure on the brain
In medicine, a passage that is made to allow blood or other fluid to move from one part of the body to another. For example, a surgeon may implant a tube to drain cerebrospinal fluid from the brain to the abdomen. A surgeon may also change normal blood flow by making a passage that leads from one blood vessel to another.
An artificial connection of blood vessel intended to redirect blood or other fluids.
a resistive load through which electricity is diverted. Often the resistance of a shunt is known precisely and is used to determine amperage by measuring the voltage across it and using Ohm's law (I = V/R).
A thin, flexible, straw-like device which is implanted in the fluid cavities of the brain to control the build-up of cerebrospinal fluid. Shunts most commonly run under the skin from the head to the abdominal cavity.
1. To turn to one side, to divert, to bypass. A surgically created anastomosis, also the operation of forming a shunt. source 2. In IH, a shunt is sometimes created by surgery to move excess fluid (CSF) from a place of high pressure to where it can drain away. There are several types. For more info, see Treatments.
A tube that diverts body fluid from one body cavity or vessel to another.
A tube used to drain a cavity. In the spinal cord, a shunt is used to treat a syrinx by equalizing pressures between the syrinx and the spinal fluids. In spinal bifida, it is used to reduce pressure of hydrocephalus.
A process by which a bodily fluid is diverted from one path or channel to another.
A bypass or diversion of accumulations of fluid by means of fistulation or a mechanical device.
A device to remove excess fluid or divert blood. It is u-shaped plastic tube with a valve, which opens with pressure and can be inserted between an artery and a vein, bypassing the capillery network.
a tube that connects two spaces, usually the ventricles with the peritoneal space in the abdomen
A low-resistance parallel circuit used to divert current.
Movement sideways. Used to describe blood crossing from the right to left atrium through a PFO or other septal defect.
a surgically implanted tube used to divert, or drain, CSF
a flexible plastic tube, which allows proper blood-flow to the brain during carotid surgery when necessary.
A tube implanted in the body usually made of silastic to reduce excess CSF from the brain and carry it to another place in the body.
A small tube placed in a ventricle of the brain to direct cerebrospinal fluid away from the blockage into another part of the body.
A tube inserted into a part of the body to divert or empty extra fluid.
A system to control hydrocephalus. It consists of a one-way valve and a small plastic tube, one end of which is placed on one of the ventricles where cerebrospinal fluid is formed. The plastic tube is then placed under the skin behind the ear, where it is passed between the skin and underlying bone and muscle and into the abdominal cavity. The cerebrospinal fluid, which is passed into the abdominal cavity, is then reabsorbed into the bloodstream.
A tube which drains spinal fluid from one space to another body cavity.
1. A passage that diverts blood flow from one route to another. May occur naturally or be created surgically. 2. A catheter (tube) that carries cerebrospinal fluid from a ventricle in the brain to another area of the body.
A surgically created diversion of fluid, for example blood or cerebrospinal fluid, from one area of the body to another area of the body.
In medicine, a shunt is a hole or passage which moves, or allows movement of, fluid from one part of the body to another. The term may describe either congenital or acquired shunts; and acquired shunts (sometimes referred to as iatrogenic shunts) may be either or .