Anterior Fontanelle Pressure Monitoring Using the Rotterdam Teletransducer and the Pressure Depth Curve

  • W. C. G. Plandsoen
  • D. A. de Jong
  • J. H. M. van Eijndhoven
  • H. Stroink
Part of the Verhandlungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Neurologie book series (VDGNEUROLOGIE, volume 4)

Abstract

All clinicians are familiar with palpation of the anterior fontanelle. Although frequently used, this subjective method of estimating intracranial pressure (ICP) is considered unreliable. Various techniques have been proposed to measure ICP in infants more accurately (1, 8). Invariably the force used by the investigator to apply the transducer to the fontanelle interferes with recording of ICP.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. C. G. Plandsoen
  • D. A. de Jong
  • J. H. M. van Eijndhoven
  • H. Stroink

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