The cranial cavity

When the cerebrospinal fluid undergoes an excessive pressure inside the cranial cavity, there is an intracranial hypertension. It is therefore important to know the normal value of the inter-iranian pressure in order not to suffer the consequences of its variation. The following article gives you information about this pressure.

The intracranial pressure

By convention, the reference level of intracranial pressure (ICP) is at the level of Monroe's foramen. It is measured in mm Hg. In a healthy, recumbent adult, the ICP is 8-15 mm Hg. When the ICP is greater than 15 mm Hg, intracranial hypertension (ICH) occurs. ICH can be caused by compression on the cerebrospinal fluid pathways and is harmful if left untreated. For ICP measurement, the reference system is ventricular catheterization connected to a pressure transducer, whose zero level is the Monroe hole. To interpret an ICP, it is difficult with an isolated value, because alone it has no meaning. One must take into account the duration, the value of the mean arterial pressure, the cause of the ICP increase and the clinical and circulatory repercussions of the ICH. Because this area is so complex, you can go to cerelink to get a good understanding of ICP.

Indication for use of ICP measurement kits

The use of ICP is indicated for direct monitoring of intracranial pressure. The ICP sensor is subjected to conditions in a magnetic resonance environment. The ICP monitor is not suitable for this type of environment. The instructions for use should be understood before imaging a patient with an ICP sensor. The ICP monitor is used as an interface between compatible pressure transducers and physiological pressure monitoring systems. It is also used as a pressure monitor to view systolic and diastolic mean values.