ventriculovenous shunt

ventriculovenous shunt
an artificially created communication between a cerebral ventricle and the internal jugular vein by means of a plastic tube with an in-line pressure-flow regulator, permitting drainage of cerebrospinal fluid for relief of hydrocephalus.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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