What is intracranial compliance?
Correspondingly, what is cerebral compliance?
BACKGROUND: Cerebral compliance expresses the capability to buffer an intracranial volume increase while avoiding a rise in intracranial pressure (ICP). The autoregulatory response to Cerebral Perfusion Pressure (CPP) variation influences cerebral blood volume which is an important determinant of compliance.
Beside above, what are the three elements described in the Monro Kellie doctrine? The Monro-Kellie doctrine states that the skull is a rigid compartment and contains three components: brain, blood, and cerebrospinal fluid. If an increase occurs in the volume of one component, the volume of one or more other components must decrease, or ICP will be elevated.
In this manner, how is intracranial pressure maintained?
The body has various mechanisms by which it keeps the ICP stable, with CSF pressures varying by about 1 mmHg in normal adults through shifts in production and absorption of CSF. Changes in ICP are attributed to volume changes in one or more of the constituents contained in the cranium.
How do I lower my intracranial pressure?
Effective treatments to reduce pressure include draining the fluid through a shunt via a small hole in the skull or through the spinal cord. The medications mannitol and hypertonic saline can also lower pressure. They work by removing fluids from your body.