Shunt testing in-vivo: a method based on the data from the UK shunt evaluation laboratory.

OBJECTIVES The objective of the UK Shunt Evaluation Laboratory was to perform an independent testing of hydrodynamic performance of hydrocephalus shunts and provide systematic reviewing for neurosurgeons and patients. METHODS Valves were tested long-term in a computer-controlled rig to evaluate their pressure-flow performance both at baseline and under… CONTINUE READING