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1. a storage place or cavity.
2. an alternate or passive host or carrier that harbors pathogenic organisms without injury to itself and serves as a source from which other individuals can be infected.
cardiotomy reservoir in cardiopulmonary bypass, a collection chamber for blood suctioned from the heart chambers and pericardium.
continent ileal reservoir an intra-abdominal pouch having a volume of at least 500 ml and a valve created from a portion of the ileum, pulled through the stoma, and lying flat against the abdominal wall; it maintains continence of feces and is emptied by a catheter when full. See also continent ileostomy and kock pouch.
ileoanal reservoir see ileoanal reservoir.
a plastic container placed in the subgaleal space that is connected to a lateral ventricle or tumor cyst by tubing; it is used to instill medication into, or remove fluid from, the ventricle or tumor cyst.
a device placed under the scalp and used to deliver anticancer drugs to the cerebrospinal fluid.
Ommaya reservoirOncology A reservoired device implanted under the scalp with a catheter to a ventricle, used to deliver chemotherapy to the CSF
Ommaya,Ayub Khan, U.S. neurosurgeon, 1930–.
Ommaya cerebrospinal fluid reservoir
Ommaya intraventricular reservoir system
Ommaya reservoir implant material
Ommaya reservoir prosthesis
Ommaya reservoir transensor
Ommaya retromastoid reservoir
Ommaya side-port flat-bottomed reservoir
Ommaya suboccipital reservoir
Ommaya ventricular reservoir