When is intracranial pressure monitoring indicated for evaluation of acute liver failure (ALF)?

Updated: Jun 13, 2019
  • Author: Gagan K Sood, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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When establishing a diagnosis of intracranial hypertension or cerebral edema, intracranial pressure monitoring is frequently necessary. Monitoring also has value in guiding management.

Typically, extradural catheters are safer than intradural catheters. However, intradural catheters are somewhat more accurate and, in the hands of a neurosurgeon experienced with their use, may be equally safe.


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