Gravitational add-on valve to prevent overdrainage symptoms Description The MIETHKE ShuntAssistant® is a gravitational valve made of titanium. Its purpose is to prevent overdrainage in shunted hydrocephalus patients, independent of the patients body position. As an auxiliary valve it can be implanted either secondarily to support drainage in problem patients or initially in combination with non-adjustable or adjustable differential pressure valves. The MIETHKE paedi-ShuntAssistant® works in the same way as the MIETHKE ShuntAssistant®. However it is considerably smaller and its functions are intended to meet the special needs of those with pediatric hydrocephalus. The MIETHKE ShuntAssistant® is made from titanium, a material that guarantees outstanding precision, reliability and biocompatibility. Advantages - Automatic adjustment of opening pressure - Extremely small valve design - Easy and quick implantation - MRI compatible Indication - Treatment of Hydrocephalus Note The MIETHKE ShuntAssistant® is available as a single valve or with distal catheter.