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Definition of Ventriculopleural shunt

Ventriculopleural shunt: A shunt that drains fluid from a cerebral ventricle into the pleural (chest) cavity. The shunt is designed to relieve hydrocephalus ("water on the brain").

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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