Telemetric Monitoring of Intracranial Pressure in Diagnostics of Hydrocephalus and Intracranial Hypertension

Authors: T. Radovnický;  P. Vachata;  M. Sameš
Authors‘ workplace: Neurochirurgická klinika Univerzity J. E. Purkyně a Krajská zdravotní a. s., Masarykova nemocnice v Ústí nad Labem, o. z.
Published in: Cesk Slov Neurol N 2013; 76/109(6): 723-727
Category: Short Communication


Monitoring of the intracranial pressure is one of the basic diagnostic tools in the neurological and neurosurgical practice. Monitoring of the intracranial pressure could be the key to the correct diagnosis and treatment especially in complicated cases of hydrocephalus. We present three patients who had implanted a new type of a sensor for intracranial pressure monitoring with telemetric data transmission. The main advantage of this type of sensor is that it allows long-term monitoring and at-home measurement during normal daily activities. According to the authors, this type of a sensor has in indicated cases an irreplaceable role in the diagnostic algorithm of hydrocephalus.

Key words:
hydrocephalus – intracranial pressure – sensor – telemetry

The authors declare they have no potential conflicts of interest concerning drugs, products, or services used in the study.

The Editorial Board declares that the manu­script met the ICMJE “uniform requirements” for biomedical papers.


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