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Related to intracranial hypertension: intracranial hemorrhage, intracranial pressure, Intracranial hypotension
in·tra·cra·ni·al hy·per·ten·sion(ICH) (in'tră-krā'nē-ăl hī'pĕr-ten'shŭn)
Increased pressure within the skull due to tumor, disease, or trauma.
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intracranial hypertensionAbbreviation: ICH
An increase in the pressure inside the skull from any cause such as a tumor, hydrocephalus, intracranial hemorrhage, trauma, infection, or interference with the venous flow from the brain. See: hydrocephalus
CAUTION!Patients with intracranial HTN should not undergo a lumbar puncture or any other procedure that decreases the cerebrospinal fluid pressure in the vertebral canal.
See also: hypertension
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Abnormally high blood pressure within the skull.
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