Critical Thresholds of Rebound of ICP After Cerebral Compression
Deflation of an epidural balloon after a period of brain compression is sometimes followed by a rapid and sustained rise in ICP and brain swelling (Clubb et al. 1980; Ishii 1966; Langfitt et al. 1965). The characteristics and nature of this rebound phenomenon, which has obvious clinical correlations, remain yet to be clarified. A main feature is the inconsistency of the response, occurring in some ases and not in others under apparently similar conditions. We have continued previously reported studies (Jakobsson et al. 1986) to define the critical mechanical conditions under which the rebound response is generated, including measurements of regional CBF.
KeywordsCatheter Ischemia Polyethylene Rubber Dura
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