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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Reservorio de Ommaya

Ommaya reservoir (o-MY-a REZ-er-vwahr)
A device surgically placed under the scalp and used to deliver anticancer drugs to the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.