Journal of Neurology & Neurophysiology

ISSN - 2155-9562

Erik Ryding

Erik Ryding
Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Skane University, Hospital, Getingevagen,

  • Research Article
    The Relationship between Intracranial Pressure Increase and Volume of Brain Compression
    Author(s): Erik RydingErik Ryding

    Objective: The physiological background for intracranial pressure, ICP, increase at brain compression is presently unknown. Current knowledge of the relationship between ICP and volume of brain compression is based on animal experiments, which has led to the theory of elastic brain tissue compression, which like a loaded spring causes the ICP increase. However, tests of brain tissue composition, or compression, find no basis for elasticity, or compression. The aim of this article is to describe the physiological features controlling ICP since it is necessary for the understanding of intracranial physiology, but also since ICP is an important parameter in neurointensive care medicine. Methods: This evaluation is based on the physiological consequences of the closed intracranial compartment, the thin-walled, compressible venous bed, the auto-regulation of cerebral blood flow, CBF, to bl.. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9562.1000436

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