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How is intracranial pressure (icp) monitoring done?
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In brief: Manometer
Neurosurgeon inserts a small tube in the ventricle of brain(normal cavity in brain) other end is connected to a device which reads pressure.

In brief: Manometer
Neurosurgeon inserts a small tube in the ventricle of brain(normal cavity in brain) other end is connected to a device which reads pressure.
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology
In brief: In the ICU
A pressure monitor needs to be connected to the brain.
This is performed by a neurosurgeon and monitored by special nurses in an ICU setting. Different monitoring devices can be used with either a tube directly into the brain or a pressure gauge sitting on the surface of the brain. More important is the balance of brain pressure to systemic blood pressure to be sure the brain is getting blood.

In brief: In the ICU
A pressure monitor needs to be connected to the brain.
This is performed by a neurosurgeon and monitored by special nurses in an ICU setting. Different monitoring devices can be used with either a tube directly into the brain or a pressure gauge sitting on the surface of the brain. More important is the balance of brain pressure to systemic blood pressure to be sure the brain is getting blood.
Dr. William Goldie
Dr. William Goldie
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