Intracranial pressure monitoring and management of intracranial hypertension

Jon Perez-Barcena, Juan Antonio Llompart-Pou, Kristine H. O'Phelan

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Intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring is considered the standard of care in the majority of neurosurgical centers in North America and Europe. ICP is a reflection of the relationship between alterations in craniospinal volume and the ability of the craniospinal axis to accommodate added volume. ICP cannot be reliably estimated from any specific clinical feature or CT finding and must be directly measured. This review describes methods of monitoring ICP and how monitoring technique can provide additional information and provides key points regarding the treatment of intracranial hypertension in the neuro-ICU.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)735-750
Number of pages16
JournalCritical Care Clinics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2014


  • Head injury
  • Intracranial hypertension
  • Intracranial pressure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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