Here’s the final assignment for my surgical illustration class. It’s depicting a VP Shunt Replacement in a child. VP shunts are used in cases of Hydrocephalus where cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is accumulating in the ventricles of the brain. The shunt, which travels through adipose tissue down to the peritoneum (as depicted in the second smaller image), allows the CSF to drain properly. Shunt replacements are required for various reasons, one of which is CSF blockage at the valve of the shunt, which I have shown.