Comparative Clinical Studies of Epidural and Ventricular Pressure
Monitoring of ventricular pressure (VP) has been widely used in neurosurgical practice. Because of certain disadvantages, other techniques of recording intracranial pressure (ICP) have been developed. Miniature transducers have been placed both subdurally and epidurally, and recordings made either directly or telemetrically. Since pressure gradients may exist within the intracranial space  and since elastic forces from the dura and the brain tissue act on a transducer placed on the brain surface , the correlation between ventricular pressure and pressure recorded by any such extracerebral device must be determined before the information can be useful to the clinician.
KeywordsCatheter Mannitol Dura WEINSTEIN
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