Cerebral Spinal Fluid Shunt Cost in Bangladesh
A cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt is a system that drains CSF that has accumulated in the brain (hydrocephalus). CSF is a clear fluid that covers and protects the brain and spinal cord under normal circumstances. A large amount of CSF will place strain on the brain, resulting in severe brain injury. A CSF shunt is a surgically implanted tube that drains excess fluid into the abdomen or heart, preventing brain injury.
A CSF shunt is a surgically implanted system that allows CSF to be diverted from the cranio-spinal axis to a suitable drainage site for controlled absorption. Any CSF-containing space—ventricle/subdural space/syrinx/thecal sac (commonly lumbar) or an arachnoid cyst—can be diverted to any distal compartment that can absorb CSF. The peritoneum, atrium, and pleura can be the preferred distal compartments, with the peritoneum being the most preferred.