Characteristics of ICP of Head Injury in the Elderly
It is well known that the outcome after head injury is related to the patient’s age and score on the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) [1, 3]. On the other hand, the value of monitoring of the intracranial pressure (ICP) in patients with severe head injury has been well documented [2, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10]. Teasdale et al.  suggest that ICP measurement is useful in all head injury patients with mass lesions, occult hematoma, postoperative swelling and in patients with a normal CT scan and any of the following risk factors: abnormal motor responses, hypotension, or over 40 years old. Little specific information is available concerning ICP monitoring of head injury in the elderly. This study presents the clinical aspects and characteristics of ICP in the elderly, head injured population.
KeywordsHead Injury Glasgow Coma Scale Subdural Hematoma Glasgow Outcome Scale Severe Head Injury
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