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This short monograph presents reports from the ninth meeting of the International Society for Paediatric Neurosurgery, Budapest, July 20 to 22, 1981. It packs 22 terse papers into its 148 pages. Like most symposia, it contains many fascinating tidbits of information, but perseverance is needed to wade through the redundant to find the new.
The book is devoted to the physiology of intracranial pressure (ICP). Contributions address the measurement of ICP using the latest noninvasive techniques, telemetry, and epidural sensors. Origins of the CSF pulsations and variations in ICP waveform during manipulation of cerebrovascular resistance are elucidated.
Clinical articles document the value of monitoring cerebral compliance and discuss treatment of increased pressure by etomidate, ventricular drainage, and craniectomy. Of special interest are the data of Hirsch and Sainte-Rose showing quantitatively the elevation of ICP in craniosynostosis and its correction after surgery. Lorber's fascinating article on treatment of hydrocephalus with isosorbide
Nelson CN. ICP in Infancy and Childhood. Arch Neurol. 1983;40(10):662. doi:10.1001/archneur.1983.04050090098028
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