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A New Fiberoptic Monitoring Device: Development of the Ventricular Bolt

  • R. S. Bray
  • R. G. Chodroff
  • R. K. Narayan
  • R. G. Grossman

Abstract

The use of a new FOD (Fiberoptic device) pressure transducer, for recording of intracranial pressure, was evaluated initially in 22 comatose patients over 94 days of recording time and has been in routine use since that time. Fiberoptic technology has allowed the development of a 4 French fiberoptic transducer tipped catheter that can be placed at any location inside the dura for accurate ICP monitoring (Hollingsworth et al. 1988).The FOD was tested in subdural, intraparenchymal and intraventricular locations.

Keywords

Intracranial Pressure Ventricular Catheter Intraventricular Pressure Intracranial Pressure Measurement Intraventricular Location 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. S. Bray
    • 1
  • R. G. Chodroff
    • 1
  • R. K. Narayan
    • 1
  • R. G. Grossman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA

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