Occurrence and impact of intracranial pressure elevation during treatment of severe intraventricular hemorrhage
Critical Care Medicine, 05/02/2012
Ziai WC et al. – Intracranial pressure is not frequently elevated during monitoring and drainage with an extraventricular drainage in patients with severe intraventricular hemorrhage, although intracranial pressure >30 mm Hg predicts higher short–term mortality. Thrombolytic therapy may reduce the frequency of high intracranial pressure events. Intracranial pressure elevation appears to be significantly correlated with extraventricular drainage placement in the ventricle with greatest clot volume.