Anterior Fontanelle Pressure Values in Normal Young Children of Various Ages

  • W. C. G. Overweg-Plandsoen
  • D. A. de Jong
  • M. C. B. Loonen
  • P. W. Hanlo
  • C. J. J. Avezaat
Conference paper


Every new measuring technique for use in human beings requires its own “normal values”. For the purpose of establishing normal values of anterior fontanelle pressure (AFP) with the Rotterdam Teletransducer (RTT) [1] in the fontanelle-adaptor [7] we investigated a number of healthy infants of various ages. A positive relationship between intracranial pressure (ICP) and age was reported earlier [6, 9]. We wondered whether with this non-invasive method also an age/pressure relationship could be established.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. C. G. Overweg-Plandsoen
    • 1
  • D. A. de Jong
    • 2
  • M. C. B. Loonen
    • 3
  • P. W. Hanlo
    • 4
  • C. J. J. Avezaat
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChildneurologyAcademic Medical CenterAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryAcademic Hospital DijkzigtRotterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of ChildneurologyAcademic Hospital DijkzigtRotterdamThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Department of ChildneurologyUniversity HospitalUtrechtThe Netherlands

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