Ommaya reservoir
: A device implanted under the scalp that is used to deliver anticancer drugs to the cerebrospinal fluid, the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord. The device is named for the U.S. neurosurgeon Ayub Ommaya.

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a device inserted into the ventricles of the brain to enable the repeated injection of drugs into the cerebrospinal fluid. It is used, for example, in the treatment of malignant meningitis, particularly in children with leukaemia. It can also be used to allow aspiration of cystic gliomas.

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Om·ma·ya reservoir (o-miґyə) [Ayub Khan Ommaya, Pakistani neurosurgeon in the United States, born 1930] see under reservoir.

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