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Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt
Tree Number(s)
E04.035.188.850
E04.525.170.850
Unique ID
D017287
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017287
Annotation
ventriculo- refers to cerebral ventricles; a type of csf shunt
Scope Note
Surgical creation of a communication between a cerebral ventricle and the peritoneum by means of a plastic tube to permit drainage of cerebrospinal fluid for relief of hydrocephalus. (From Dorland, 28th ed)
Entry Term(s)
Ventriculo-peritoneal Shunt
Previous Indexing
Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts (1969-1992)
Public MeSH Note
93
History Note
93
Date Established
1993/01/01
Date of Entry
1992/05/22
Revision Date
1997/06/20
Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Preferred
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