1: Horcajadas Almansa A, Cordero Tous N, Román Cutillas A, Saura Rojas E, Jorques Infante A, Iáñez Velasco B, Sánchez Corral C. [Usefulness of intracranial pressure continuous monitoring in pseudotumor cerebri]. Neurocirugia (Astur). 2015 Jul-Aug;26(4):157-66. doi: 10.1016/j.neucir.2014.11.010. Epub 2015 Jan 23. Spanish. PubMed PMID: 25622879.
2: Horcajadas Almansa Á, Cordero Tous N, Román Cutillas A, Jorques Infante A, Saura Rojas E, Iáñez Velasco B, Sánchez Corral C. [Usefulness of continuous intracranial pressure monitoring in long-standing overt ventriculomegaly in adults]. Neurocirugia (Astur). 2015 Mar-Apr;26(2):64-72. doi: 10.1016/j.neucir.2014.07.002. Epub 2014 Nov 24. Spanish. PubMed PMID: 25441420.
Shunt dysfunction is a common situation in neurosurgery. Often symptoms, physical examination and radiology are not enough to set a diagnosis. ICP continuous monitoring is a safe and reliable tool that provides valuable information about CSF dynamics in these patients. Not only quantitative analysis is needed but also a qualitative one that enables pathological waves identification, because high amplitude B waves are strongly related to shunt dysfunction. In this paper experience about ICP continuous monitoring in patients with shunt dysfunction suspect is presented. Quantitative and qualitative data analysis led to a correct diagnosis, improving all the patients treated according to this criterion. An intraparenchymatous Camino® sensor and neuroPICture software (developed by first author) for data collection and graphic representation were used. Complications related to monitoring were absent and graphics obtained useful for qualitative analysis.
Horcajadas A, Román A, Olivares G, Saura E, Jorques A, Cordero N, Ibáñez B, Sánchez C, Roldán MA. [Usefulness of IPC continuous monitoring in shunt dysfunction]. Neurocirugia (Astur). 2011 Aug;22(4):310-23. Spanish. PubMed PMID: 21858405.