Acute abdominal compartment syndrome has recently been shown to raise intracranial pressure (ICP). This may increase the risk of ischemic neuronal damage by decreasing cerebral perfusion pressure. We report the successful management of a patient with severe multisystem injury in whom abdominal decompression dramatically reduced high ICP unresponsive to medical measures.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1995|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine