Europe Market for Cerebrospinal Fluid Management 2017 - MedCore
General Report Contents
Market Analyses include: Unit Sales, ASPs, Market Value & Growth Trends
Market Drivers & Limiters for each chapter segment
Competitive Analysis for each chapter segment
Section on recent mergers & acquisitions
The market for CSF management devices includes adjustable and fixed pressure shunts as well as ventricular and lumbar external drainage systems. The market will experience mid-single digit growth over the forecast period, driven primarily by growth in the adjustable pressure shunt market segment. This market segment is also the largest, followed by ventricular drainage systems, fixed pressure shunts and then lumbar drainage systems.
Adjustable pressure shunts are expected to remain the largest segment and are expected to maintain the highest growth. Fixed pressure shunts will remain the second smallest segment and will decline over the forecast period. A declining market will also be seen for the smallest segment, the lumbar drainage system. The ventricular drainage system segment will stay fairly stable with a slight decrease in market value due to competitive pricing.
There is room in this market for substantial innovation as many of the technologies still experience significant complications and novel medical devices to overcome these issues could drive up prices and increase the market value.
Devices in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) management market are mainly used for the treatment of hydrocephalus. Hydrocephalus, or “water on the brain,” refers to an abnormal buildup of CSF in the brain’s ventricles. Under normal biological conditions, equilibrium between the production, circulation and absorption of CSF is maintained in the ventricular cavities of the brain as CSF is continually drained away into the circulatory system. Hydrocephalus can result when absorption of fluid into the bloodstream is blocked which leads to an accumulation of CSF. This condition can result in increased intracranial pressure inside of the skull and can lead to tunnel vision, mental disability, progressive enlargement of the head and even death. Symptoms due to the increased intracranial pressure include headaches, nausea, vomiting, papilledema, coma or sleepiness. Further elevation of intracranial pressure can result in uncal and/or cerebellar herniation.