The Ommaya Reservoir Placement is an arch-shaped device used to administer chemotherapy into the cerebrospinal fluid, via a catheter, directly to the central nervous system: spinal cord or brain. It is used in cases where oral medicines or intravenous injection are eschewed in favor of sheathed (intrathecal) methods to avoid obstacles created by the blood–brain barrier: vessels surrounding the brain that block foreign entities from blood to the central nervous system. The reservoir also serves as a location to cerebrospinal fluid and in other ways, i.e. administration of pain medication.
Dr. Jonathan Scott Hall M.D.
Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery
603 7th Street South, Suite 500, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701 - (727) 893-6667
Cranial, Spinal and Peripheral Nerve Surgeries in Tampa Bay-Clearwater-St Petersburg (Pinellas County)