Diversion of cerebrospinal fluid. Definition

Medical Definition: Diversion of cerebrospinal fluid

Process used to drain fluid that has accumulated around the brain and spinal cord. Place a shunt (a long tube, thin) in a ventricle of the brain and threaded under the skin to another part of the body, usually the abdomen. The shunt carries excess fluid outside the brain so it can be absorbed elsewhere in the body.

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