The relationship between intracranial pressure and obesity: an ultrasonographic evaluation of the optic nerve

@article{Dip2015TheRB,
  title={The relationship between intracranial pressure and obesity: an ultrasonographic evaluation of the optic nerve},
  author={Fernando D. Dip and David Nguyen and Morris Sasson and Emanuele Lo Menzo and Samuel Szomstein and Raul Jacobo Rosenthal},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2015},
  volume={30},
  pages={2321-2325}
}
Measurements of optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) with noninvasive ocular ultrasonography have been shown to be accurate in determining increased intracranial pressure. Obesity is associated with chronic increases in intraabdominal pressure that could consequently result in intracranial hypertension. By utilizing ONSD ultrasonographic measurements, we compare the difference that may exist between obese and non-obese patients. We prospectively collected data from patients who underwent… CONTINUE READING