Oscillation of Intracranial Pressure and Local Cerebral Metabolism

  • S. Ishii
Conference paper


Lundberg recorded intracranial pressure (ICP) continuously in over one hundred patients and classified the ICP variation into three types, that is, A-wave or more commonly called the plateau wave, B-wave and C-wave (5). He also described the clinical significance of each wave. Ever since, a lot of knowledge and understanding on this problem has been continuously accumulated. Little is known, however, about the basic mechanism involved in the rhythmic variation of ICP.


Superior Colliculus Locus Ceruleus Septal Nucleus Natural Sleep Local Cerebral Glucose Utilization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Ishii
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  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryJuntendo University School of MedicineBunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113Japan

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