Child's Nervous System

, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp 66–68 | Cite as

Increased ICP without ventriculomegaly

Diagnostic and therapeutic problems in a 1-year-old boy
  • Alexander Brawanski
  • Niels Soerensen
Case Report


The case of a 1-year-old boy with pseudotumor cerebri is reported. After the diagnosis had been made, an epidural pressure transducer was implanted. Correlation calculation of the pulse amplitudes and the systolic ICP and Fourier analysis of the ICP modulations were performed. The ICP data reached values up to 50 mmHg and the mathematical calculations provided information on the reduced intracranial compliance. After the implantation of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt, all parameters normalized.

Key words

Pseudotumor cerebri ICP Correlation, regression and Fourier analysis Pulse amplitude VP shunt 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander Brawanski
    • 1
  • Niels Soerensen
    • 1
  1. 1.Neurochirurgische Klinik und Poliklinik der UniversitätWürzburgFederal Republic of Germany

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