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Did You Know?

Hydrocephalus is a combination of the Greek word “hydro” which means water and “cephalus” which means head.

Codman® Bactiseal® Antimicrobial Impregnated Catheter System

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.

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