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Noninvasive intracranial pressure involving real-time waveform analysis in a child undergoing general anesthesia: a case report

Gabriela Saba, Thaís Condé, Vinícius Quintão, Gustavo Vilela, Ricardo Carlos, Maria Carmona

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During neurosurgeries, intracranial pressure (ICP) is usually measured via an intraventricular, intraparenchymal, or subarachnoid catheter. However, the perioperative measurement of ICP is indicated in many circumstances, such as during surgeries performed in the Trendelenburg position. Standard noninvasive techniques, such as computed tomography and optic nerve sheath ultrasound, which give indirect ICP measurements, are usually inaccurate and unavailable during the perioperative period. A new noninvasive intracranial pressure (nICP) monitor (brain4careTM, São Paulo, Brazil) measures small skull deformations and precise real-time analysis of ICP. Moreover, brain4careTM is easy to use and free of complications.


Case report; child; intracranial pressure; noninvasive


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