Prognostic Value of the Intracranial Pressure Levels During the Acute Phase of Severe Head Injuries
Intracranial pressure (ICP) continuous monitoring after severe craniocerebral trauma seems to be a valuable technique in order to improve the therapeutic management of the patients5, 7, 10. Nevertheless its value in predicting the ultimate outcome of the individual patient remains controversial. Some authors have found a good correlation between ICP levels and outcome1, 7, 10, 11 while others deny this correlation2, 5, 6, 9. These discrepances may be explained in part by the heterogeneous clinicopathological groups of patients included in some series.
KeywordsHead Injury Intracranial Pressure Intracranial Hypertension Severe Head Injury Severe Brain Injury
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- 1.Becker, D. P., Vries, J. K., Sakalas, R., et al., Early prognosis in head injury based on motor posturing, oculocephalic reflexes and intracranial pressure. In Head Injuries (McLaurin, R. L., ed.), pp. 27–30. New York: Grune Stratton, Inc. 1976.Google Scholar
- 9.Tindall, G. T., Fleischer, A. S., Intracranial pressure monitoring and prognosis in closed head injury. In: Head Injuries (McLaurin, R. L., ed.), pp. 31–34. New York: Grune Stratton, Inc. 1976.Google Scholar