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Monitors, Physiologic, Intracranial Pressure

Definition : Monitors designed for continuous measurement and display of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pressure inside the skull and/or the meningeal membranes. These monitors typically include a main computerized electronic unit for data processing, a display, pressure transducers (e.g., strain gauge, fiberoptic), and an interface cable. Intracranial pressure monitors can measure directly within one of the brain ventricles (intraventricular), beneath the duramater (subarachnoid), or outside the duramater (epidural). They are primarily used after cranial trauma or surgery and also in some hydrocephalic patients. Intracranial pressure monitors that are hard-wired to the patient at the bedside and monitors intended for telemetric use are also available.

Entry Terms : "Pressure Measuring Units, Intracranial" , "Pressure Monitors" , "ICP Monitors" , "Intracranial Pressure Monitors" , "Pressure Monitors, Intracranial"

UMDC code : 34435

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