VENTRICULOATRIAL SHUNT

a surgically made pathway for draining cerebrospinal fluid from the brain's ventricles to the exterior jugular vein, as in the remediation of hydrocephalus. The shunt transports the fluid via a catheter to the venous system which discharges into the heart's right atrium.

VENTRICULOATRIAL SHUNT: "The ventriculoatrial shunt needs to be replaced."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "VENTRICULOATRIAL SHUNT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/ventriculoatrial-shunt/ (accessed February 18, 2020).
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