Heyer-Pudenz valve

[ hāər-pyōōdĕnz′ ]


A valve used in the shunting procedure to relieve hydrocephaly, in which a ventricular catheter leads the cerebrospinal fluid into a pump through which the fluid passes down a distal catheter into the right atrium of the heart.
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