Secondary Rise of Intracranial Pressure Following Severe Head Injury
Intracranial pressure is frequently increased, following severe head injury. Usually intracranial hypertension is maximal one to three days following trauma . Sometimes, however, severely injured patients develop a later, second rise of intracranial pressure following the initial peak. There are only few reports about long term observations of ICP following trauma [3, 5]. Thus, the purpose of this study was (a) to analyze different types of ICP courses following trauma, (b) to characterize the secondary rise of intracranial pressure and (c) to search for possible causes.
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