Gravitational add-on valve to prevent overdrainage symptoms
The MIETHKE SHUNTASSISTANT® is a gravitational valve made of titanium. Its purpose is to prevent overdrainage in shunted hydrocephalus patients, independent of the patient’s body position. As a gravitational valve it can be implanted either secondarily to support drainage in problem patients or initially in combination with non-adjustable or adjustable differential pressure valves.
The MIETHKE paediSHUNTASSISTANT® works in the same way as the MIETHKE SHUNTASSISTANT®. However, it is considerably smaller and its functions are intended to meet the special needs of those with pediatric hydrocephalus.
- Automatic adjustment of opening pressure
- Slim, cylindrical and small design
- Simple and quick implantation
- MRI compatible up to 3 Tesla
The MIETHKE SHUNTASSISTANT® is available as a single valve or with distal catheter.
- Treatment of Hydrocephalus