First experiences with gravitational valves (proGAV) in the pediatric population

Hans Christoph Ludwig, Ulrich-Wilhelm Thomale, Timo Behm & Veit Rohde
Objective: CSF overdrainage is the source of complications after ventriculoperitoneal shunting with differential-pressure valves. Recently, an adjustable gravity-assisted valve (proGAV) had been developed to overcome overdrainage problems. Up to now, proGAV only had been used in adult hydrocephalus.[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]