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Smallest gravitational valve for the treatment of paediatric hydrocephalus

The MIETHKE paediGAV® is a valve which was specifically developed for the treatment of pediatric hydrocephalus working dependent on the body position of the child.
The choice of the correct shunt system with active pressure adjustment is of enormous importance in treating hydrocephalus in children, and has a major influence on their subsequent development. The MIETHKE paediGAV® can actively vary its opening pressure and therefore compensate different pressure situations arising from variations in the patient’s body position.
The MIETHKE paediGAV® is made from titanium, a material that guarantees outstanding precision, reliability and biocompatibility.


  • Automatic adjustment of opening pressure
  • Very slim, streamlined valve design
  • Easy and quick implantation
  • MRI compatible


The MIETHKE paediGAV® is available as a single valve or as a shunt system with different components.


  • Treatment of Hydrocephalus