What is a Ventric?
Similarly, it is asked, how does an EVD work?
The EVD tube connects to a collection system that lets the CSF drain into a bag hanging on a pole. The surgeon orders the pressure levels to keep the brain fluid pressure correct. Your child's nurse adjusts the EVD zero line so it's level with your child's ear.
Likewise, how long does an EVD stay in? This varies from child to child, depending on the reason why EVD was needed in the first place. However, it is a temporary method of draining CSF and is rarely used for more than 14 days. Your child will need to stay in hospital until the drainage system is removed.
Subsequently, one may also ask, what causes Ventriculitis?
Ventriculitis is caused by an infection of the ventricles, causing an immune response in the lining, which in turn, leads to inflammation. The ventriculitis, is in truth, a complication of the initial infection or abnormality. The underlying infection can come in the form of a number of different bacteria or viruses.
How does an EVD drain work?
External drainage and monitoring is the temporary drainage of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from the lateral ventricles of the brain, or the lumbar space of the spine, into an external collection bag. An external ventricular drainage (EVD) system drains CSF by using a combination of gravity and intercerebral pressure.