Plateau Waves and Cerebrospinal Fluid Circulation
Plateau waves, as described by Lundberg , can often be observed in patients with increased intracranial pressure (ICP). The clinical significance as well as the pathophysiology of the plateau waves are still obscure despite so many studies concerning the pathogenesis. To clarify whether there is a relationship between the development of plateau waves and the dynamics of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), we analyzed the correlation between the level and fluctuation pattern of ICP, the ventricular size, and the CSF flow and resistance to CSF absorption, in patients with intracranial hypertension.
KeywordsIntracranial Hypertension Ventricular Catheter Benign Intracranial Hypertension Plateau Wave Cerebrospinal Fluid Circulation
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