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CSF Interpretation

CSF Opening Pressure

October 11th, 2020


    • Normal Range

    • 5 - 20 cmH₂O

Raised LP Opening Pressure

  • Causes of Raised Intracranial Pressure

  • Mass lesion - tumour, abscess, haematoma
  • Swelling - trauma, meningitis, encephalitis, subarachnoid haemorrhage, water intoxication
  • Defective CSF circulation - obstructive or communicating hydrocephalus
  • Venous sinus obstruction - venous sinus thrombosis, depressed fracture
  • Benign intracranial hypertension
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