CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Neuroanaesthesiology and Critical Care 2017; 04(04): S13-S18
DOI: 10.4103/jnacc-jnacc-73.16
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Optic nerve sheath diameter: A novel way to monitor the brain

Seelora Sahu
1  Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Tata Main Hospital, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India
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Amlan Swain
1  Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Tata Main Hospital, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India
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Publikationsdatum:
08. Mai 2018 (online)

  

Abstract

Measurement and monitoring of intracranial pressure is pivotal in management of brain injured patients. As a rapid and easily done bed side measurement, ultrasonography of the optic nerve sheath diameter presents itself as a possible replacement of the conventional invasive methods of intracranial pressure management. In this review we go through the evolution of optic nerve sheath diameter measurement as a novel marker of predicting raised intracranial pressure, the modalities by which it can be measured as well as its correlation with the invasive methods of intracranial pressure monitoring.