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intracranial

Intracranial

Inside the cranium

see Compartments.


Because the intracranial compartment is in contiguity with the spinal canal, which contains epidural fat and openings via neural foramen between segmental vertebra, the assumption of a rigid system is not completely accurate, but provides a useful framework for understanding ICP. The principal intracranial components (blood, CSF, and brain tissue) are in a state of volume equilibrium, and any increase in volume of one of these intracranial components must be compensated for by a decrease in volume of another; otherwise, ICP will increase 1).

1)
Mokri B. The Monro-Kellie hypothesis: applications in CSF volume depletion. Neurology. 2001 Jun 26;56(12):1746-8. PubMed PMID: 11425944.
intracranial.txt · Last modified: 2017/03/05 22:49 by administrador