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Intraventricular catheter placement by electromagnetic navigation safely applied in a paediatric major head injury patient


Aufdenblatten, C A; Altermatt, S (2008). Intraventricular catheter placement by electromagnetic navigation safely applied in a paediatric major head injury patient. Child's Nervous System, 24(9):1047-1050.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: In the management of severe head injuries, the use of intraventricular catheters for intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring and the option of cerebrospinal fluid drainage is gold standard. In children and adolescents, the insertion of a cannula in a compressed ventricle in case of elevated intracranial pressure is difficult; therefore, a pressure sensor is placed more often intraparenchymal as an alternative option. DISCUSSION: In cases of persistent elevated ICP despite maximal brain pressure management, the use of an intraventricular monitoring device with the possibility of cerebrospinal fluid drainage is favourable. We present the method of intracranial catheter placement by means of an electromagnetic navigation technique.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: In the management of severe head injuries, the use of intraventricular catheters for intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring and the option of cerebrospinal fluid drainage is gold standard. In children and adolescents, the insertion of a cannula in a compressed ventricle in case of elevated intracranial pressure is difficult; therefore, a pressure sensor is placed more often intraparenchymal as an alternative option. DISCUSSION: In cases of persistent elevated ICP despite maximal brain pressure management, the use of an intraventricular monitoring device with the possibility of cerebrospinal fluid drainage is favourable. We present the method of intracranial catheter placement by means of an electromagnetic navigation technique.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Children's Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Surgery
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Date:2008
Deposited On:03 Mar 2009 15:57
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:06
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0256-7040
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s00381-008-0657-x
PubMed ID:18560840

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