This paper surveys the results obtained by continuous ventricular fluid pressure recording in severe brain injuries. Ventricular fluid pressure recording should be used when there is a clear-cut indication. Such indications are: assessment of the patient and the injury, monitoring the patient, gauging the efficiency of treatment, and ventricular drainage. When a ventricular fluid pressure recording has been started for one of the reasons mentioned above, it can be used for clinical research and for the diagnosis of death of the brain.

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