A gun shot wound to the head provides the basis for a question-and-answer based discussion on penetrating traumatic brain injury and multi-modal monitoring.
Increased Intracranial Pressure in TBI; normal ICP 7-15mmHg
sustained increases > 20mmHg is associated with ischaemic brain injury
Extradural ICP monitor: ICP monitoring; catheter inserted though a burr hole but does not penetrate the dura
Codman ICP Monitor: intracranial pressure monitor (aka 'BOLT')