Stylet is used to transfer the catheter to the brain ventricle during catheterization of the ventricular shunt catheter or external ventricular drainage catheter.
Stylet used for Ventricular Catheter
Stylet used for External Ventricular Drainage Catheter
Trocar is used for the transfer of the external ventricular catheter under the tissue during catheterization.
Note: trocar with the thinner connection tip is used with the external lumbar drainage system; while trocar with the thicker connection tip is used with the external ventricular drainage system.
C) FIXATION TAB
Fixation tab is an aiding device that is used to fix the External Ventricular Drainage Catheter and the External Lumbar Drainage Catheter.
1. Luer Connector
• Luer connector is an aiding device that is used to connect the External Ventricular Drainage Catheter / External Lumbar Catheter to the External Neurological Drainage System (ENDS).
2. Right Angle Connector
Right angle connector is an aiding device that is used to change the direction of the Ventricular catheter, when needed during surgery, without causing bending or obstruction.
3. Straight Connector
Straight connector is an aiding device that is used to connect different catheter pieces to each other during surgery.
4. L Type Connector
L type connector is used to change the direction of the Ventricular / Peritoneal Catheter and/or connect different catheter pieces to each other, during surgery when needed, without causing bending or obstruction.
5. Y Type Connector
Y connector is used in one of the following conditions: to connect two shunts to one peritoneal catheter; to have 2 peritoneal catheter outlets from one shunt or to have two ventricular catheter inlets to one shunt.