Complications of invasive intracranial pressure monitoring devices in neurocritical care

Samon Tavakoli, Geoffrey Peitz, William Ares, Shaheryar Hafeez, Ramesh Grandhi

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Intracranial pressure monitoring devices have become the standard of care for the management of patients with pathologies associated with intracranial hypertension. Given the importance of invasive intracranial monitoring devices in the modern neurointensive care setting, gaining a thorough understanding of the potential complications related to device placement-and misplacement-is crucial. The increased prevalence of intracranial pressure monitoring as a management tool for neurosurgical patients has led to the publication of a plethora of papers regarding their indications and complications. The authors aim to provide a concise review of key contemporary articles in the literature concerning important complications with the hope of elucidating practices that improve outcomes for neurocritically ill patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberE6
JournalNeurosurgical focus
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1 2017


  • Complications
  • Considerations
  • Hemorrhage
  • Infection
  • Intracranial monitoring
  • Neurocritical care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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