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Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) Shunt


A ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt is a medical device that is surgically implanted to help drain excess cerebrospinal fluid from the brain's ventricles to the peritoneal cavity in the abdomen. This procedure is commonly used to treat conditions such as hydrocephalus, which is characterized by an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the brain.