A design for an inexpensive ventricular tap device utilizing the frontal region approach

Shun ichi Yoshikai, Kimiaki Hashiguchi, Nobuhiro Hata

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We designed a new device for performing successful ventricular taps through the frontal region, including Kocher's point. We assembled a socket from a socket-wrench and 2 alminium nut revets. These tools are popular, inexpensive and easily obtainable in do-it-yourself shops. This device helps in the insertion of the tap needle perpendicular to the skull surface, aiming at the Foramen of Monroe.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)196-198
Number of pages3
JournalJapanese Journal of Neurosurgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2003


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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