Intracranial pressure monitoring by a subdurally placed silicone catheter: technical note.

A silicone catheter manufactured originally for ventricular fluid drainage was used for continuous monitoring of intracranial pressure. It can be placed under the dura mater immediately before replacing the craniotomy flap or by introduction through an ordinary burr hole. Pressure is monitored isovolumetrically by connecting the catheter to a pressure… (More)