ISSN 2398-2950      

Intracranial pressure measurement

ffelis

Synonym(s): ICP measurement


Introduction

  • Intracranial pressure (ICP) is defined as the pressure that is exerted between the skull and intracranial structures.
  • To measure intracranial pressure as an adjunct to the diagnosis and treatment of brain trauma Head: trauma and disease potentially causing raised ICP.
  • Intracranial pressure is thought to equilibrate equally within and among the intracranial contents, although, local increases in ICP have been noted.
  • Measurement of ICP ipsilateral to a unilateral lesion most accurately reflects pathologically increased ICP.

Uses

  • For a diagnostic and therapeutic aid in the management of brain trauma and disease potentially causing raised ICP.

Requirements

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to obtain ten tokens to view any ten Vetlexicon articles, images, sounds or videos, or Login

Preparation

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to obtain ten tokens to view any ten Vetlexicon articles, images, sounds or videos, or Login

Procedure

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to obtain ten tokens to view any ten Vetlexicon articles, images, sounds or videos, or Login

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Bagley R S, Keegan R D, Greene S A et al (1995) Pathological effects in brain following intracranial pressure monitoring in clinically normal dogs using a fiberoptic monitoring system. Am J Vet Res 56 (11), 1475-1478 PubMed.

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

We have an ever growing content library on Vetlexicon so if you ever find we haven't covered something that you need please fill in the form below and let us know!

 
 
 
 

To show you are not a Bot please can you enter the number showing adjacent to this field

 Security code