ventriculocisternal shunt

ventriculocisternal shunt
a formerly common procedure in which a communication was surgically established between a lateral ventricle and the cisterna magna for drainage of cerebrospinal fluid in hydrocephalus. Called also Torkildsen s. or operation and ventriculocisternostomy.

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  • Shunt — 1) To move a body fluid, such as cerebrospinal fluid, from one place to another. 2) A catheter (tube) that carries cerebrospinal fluid from a ventricle in the brain to another area of the body. A shunt may be placed to relieve pressure from… …   Medical dictionary

  • Torkildsen shunt (operation) — Tor·kild·sen shunt (operation) (torґkild sen) [Arne Torkildsen, Norwegian neurosurgeon, 1899–1968] ventriculocisternal shunt …   Medical dictionary

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  • ventriculocisternostomy — An artificial opening between the ventricles of the brain and the cisterna magna. SEE ALSO: shunt (2). [ventriculo + L. cisterna, cistern, + G. stoma, mouth] * * * ven·tric·u·lo·cis·ter·nos·to·my .sis tər näs tə mē n, pl mies the surgical …   Medical dictionary

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