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May 1979

Increased Intracranial Pressure in Children

Author Affiliations

Departments of Pediatrics and Neurology Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center New York, NY 10032

Arch Neurol. 1979;36(5):326. doi:10.1001/archneur.1979.00500410104034

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This text by Drs Bell and McCormick was first published in 1972 and has become an important reference source for medical students, pediatricians, and trainees in the various neurological disciplines. Since publication of the first edition, major advances have been made in our understanding of cerebral metabolism, cerebral blood flow, CSF dynamics, management of several clinical entities including Reye's syndrome, and so forth. And the advent of computerized tomography (CT) has revolutionized our approach to the many neurological diseases associated with increased intracranial pressure. Hence the need for a second edition of this text. The authors have effectively expanded the various chapters by including more recent contributions to our understanding of each subject and appropriate descriptions of CT scan abnormalities.

The text retains its original format. It is divided into three parts. The first generally deals with the concepts of intracranial pressure in children; the second deals with the major

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