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Corticosteroids To Decrease Intracranial Pressure
What happens if icp (intracranial pressure) increases, then does loc (level of consciousness) decreases?
If increased intracranial pressure(icp) is contraindicated in lumbar puncture, why one of the indication of this procedure is to decrease the icp?
Different situations: It depends on the clinical situation. If there is a mass lesion in the brain that causes a differential pressure between the supratentorial and infratentorial areas, lumbar puncture can accentuate the difference and lead to herniation of brain downward. If there isn't this differential (communicating hydrocephalus), a spinal tap can decrease the pressure uniformly throught the CSF system. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ICP: Intraventricular drain connected to an external pressure transducer, ventricular microtransducers, Transcranial ultrasonography. ...Read more
Intracranial pressur: This type of monitoring should not affect you after the procedure unless there was an unexpected complication from the procedure ...Read more
ICP: Cerebral tumor, hydrocepahlus, intracranial bleed.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends on cause: Intracranial pressure is a serious condition that can cause brain damage if not treated promptly. If cause is temporary there are medications that can be used. If this is a permanent problem it is usually treated with a VP (vetriculo-peritoneal) shunt. That is a tube that runs from the ventricles in the brain to the abdomen. It lets the fluid drain out of the brain and prevents damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Above 15 cm H2O: Normal intracranial pressure is 5 - 15 cm h2o. Anything above 15 cm h2o is increased. ...Read more
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