Cerebrospinal Fluid Management Market Analysis | Europe | 2017-2023 | MedCore
Devices in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) management market are mainly used for the treatment of hydrocephalus. Hydrocephalus, or water on the brain, refers to an abnormal buildup of CSF in the brains ventricles. Under normal biological conditions, equilibrium between the production, circulation and absorption of CSF is maintained in the ventricular cavities of the brain as CSF is continually drained away into the circulatory system. Hydrocephalus can result when absorption of fluid into the bloodstream is blocked which leads to an accumulation of CSF. This condition can result in increased intracranial pressure inside of the skull and can lead to tunnel vision, mental disability, progressive enlargement of the head and even death. Symptoms due to the increased intracranial pressure include headaches, nausea, vomiting, papilledema, coma or sleepiness. Further elevation of intracranial pressure can result in uncal and/or cerebellar herniation.
- Year: 2017
- Scope: 2013-2023
- Region: Europe
- Published Date: 12/1/2016
- Pages: 305
- Type: MedCore
For several years now there has been a shift from using fixed pressure shunts to pressure adjustable shunts. These shunts tend to have a lower revision rate and experience fewer complications, such as overdrainage, which makes them more popular among neurosurgeons and patients. However, fixed pressure shunts are still preferred by some neurosurgeons when treating pediatric patients. The fixed pressure devices are smaller and easier to use in these cases.
Devices in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) management market are mainly used for the treatment of hydrocephalus. Hydrocephalus, or water on the brain, refers to an abnormal buildup of CSF in the brains ventricles. Under normal biological conditions, equilibrium between the production, circulation and absorption of CSF is maintained in the ventricular cavities of the brain as CSF is continually drained away into the circulatory system. Hydrocephalus can result when absorption of fluid into the bloodstream is blocked which leads to an accumulation of CSF.
Segments Covered in This Market
- Adjustable Pressure CSF Shunt Market
- Fixed Pressure CSF Shunt Market
- Ventricular Drainage System Market
- Lumbar Drainage System Market
Report Data Types Included
- Unit Sales, Average Selling Prices, Market Value & Growth Trends
- 10 Year Scope (3 Year Historical + 7 Year Forecast Period)
- Market Drivers & Limiters for Each Segment
- Competitive Analysis with Market Shares
- Product Portfolios
- Related Press Releases from Top Competitors
Of the many companies in the European Cerebrospinal Fluid Management market, Codman & Shurtleff was the leader, followed by Medtronic and Integra LifeSciences. Codman offers a programmable valve system called HAKIM® which has eight basic configurations and eighteen different pressure settings. The valve has a synthetic ruby which helps to maintain valve closure while easing the flow of CSF. It also includes the SIPHONGUARD® to prevent overdrainage. Other companies analyzed include Sophysa and B. Braun (Aesculap).
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