Proximal Catheter

The most commonly used ventricular catheter comprises a blind-ended silastic tube with a number of side holes adjacent to the catheter tip. Modifications of this basic design will occasionally be encountered, for example flanged catheters. These were designed to protect the side holes from occlusion by tissue at the time of introduction; however, no such advantage has been demonstrated.

A number of devices are available to permit placement of the catheter within the ventricle. A stylet passed down the lumen of the catheter or clipped to its outside is the most simple and widely used. Endoscopes are now available which fit inside specially designed open-ended catheters; these have the advantage of permitting visualization of the ventricular cavity and so aiding optimal placement. Whilst a

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The term vaginitis is one that is applied to any inflammation or infection of the vagina, and there are many different conditions that are categorized together under this ‘broad’ heading, including bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis and non-infectious vaginitis.

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