Clinical Evaluation of the Camino Ventricular Bolt Pressure Monitoring System
Intracranial pressure (ICP) measurement is a routine part of the clinical management of severe head injury in many neurosurgical units. A variety of measurement techniques are available including ventricular and subdural catheters and subdural screws . Recently the Camino fibre optic transducer inserted via a subdural screw, into the subarachnoid space has been shown to provide a reliable measurement of ICP [1, 2]. Using a ventricular catheter to measure ICP is perhaps the most reliable method and allows the drainage of CSF. A previously available ventricular catheter system using the Camino transducer was found to have practical limitations . The aim of this study was to compare readings from a ventricular catheter and an external transducer with the new Camino ventricular bolt system and to assess the reliability of the system in clinical practice.
KeywordsSevere Head Injury Ventricular Catheter Neurosurgical Unit External Transducer Frontal Burr Hole
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