CSF Shunts: A Primer. Tamara Simon, M.D. July 2004. Purpose. CSF flow: produced in choroid plexus of ventricles Flows through lateral ventricles, through foramen of Monro, to third ventricle Flows through aqueduct of Sylvius to fourth ventricle
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Tamara Simon, M.D.
Reservoir and outlet of the shunt sit in the subgaleal space
CSF drains into a subgaleal pocket
Plug is removed if the surgeon intends to use the device as a shunt
Plug can be left in place, and the device can be used as a simple ventricular reservoir