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CSF Interpretation
 

Opening Pressure

 
 

Overview

      • 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
Last updated on January 6th, 2020
 
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