ventriculoatrial shunt

ventriculoatrial shunt
an artificial communication between a cerebral ventricle and a cardiac atrium, done with a plastic tube with an in-line pressure-flow regulator, to permit drainage of cerebrospinal fluid for relief of hydrocephalus.

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