Increased Intracranial Pressure

  • Gerald S. Golden
Part of the Topics in Pediatrics book series (TIPE)


Increased intracranial pressure is a life-threatening condition and almost always signals the presence of serious neurological disease. Rapid and efficient evaluation of any child presenting with signs or symptoms of intracranial hypertension is mandatory, and treatment must be prompt and effective.


Intracranial Pressure Cerebral Edema Intracranial Hypertension Choroid Plexus Papilloma Reye Syndrome 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerald S. Golden
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  1. 1.Department of Neurology, The Health Science CenterUniversity of Tennessee, MemphisMemphisUSA

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