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Intracranial pressure monitor

Dr Henry Knipe and Assoc Prof Craig Hacking et al.

An intracranial pressure (ICP) monitor is a common neurosurgical procedure used to monitor raised intracranial pressure. A pressure transducer is inserted in the brain, usually a frontal lobe, which gives accurate and live pressures.

In the acute setting, the transducer is attached to the monitor that passes through a skull burr hole. These are removed when the patient neurologically improves.

Long term ICP monitors can be inserted such as a wireless device.

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  • ICP monitor

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: in the left frontal lobe
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  • Case 2: wireless ICP monitor
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