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Intra-Cranial Hyper Tension

What is Cerebro-Spinal Fluid (CSF)?

The Cerebro-Spinal Fluid (CSF) is a liquid circulating in the Central Nervous System (CNS). It has an important role of protection and of shock absorber for the brain. The CSF is a clear fluid that looks like water and bathes the CNS.

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What is the intracranial pressure (ICP)?

Intra-Cranial Pressure or ICP is the combination of the pressures exerted by three cranium components: brain, blood and cerebro-spinal fluid.

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How is ICP monitored?

There are two different ways to measure ICP: an external pressure transducer is connected to an external drainage system or an intracranial pressure sensor is inserted into the brain and connected to an external ICP monitor.

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