- ABOUT HYDROCEPHALUS
cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
fluid produced in the brain containing proteins, electrolytes, and nutrients that cushions the brain and spinal cord from injury
Bacterial colonization is a concern whenever a shunt is implanted, because bacteria coming from the skin or the surgical field can contaminate the brain during or shortly after the procedure. It can lead to possibly serious complications.
The CODMAN® BACTISEAL® Antimicrobial Impregnated Catheter System is the first catheter to come with its own first line of defense. Using an exclusive manufacturing process, Codman® coats the inside and outside of the catheter material with two powerful antibiotics that slowly release to prevent bacterial colonization from occurring during that important first month.