Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica ›› 2019, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (1): 111-117.doi: 10.3881/j.issn.1000-503X.10481

• Review Articles • Previous Articles     Next Articles

Advancement in Diagnosis and Treatment of Elevated Intracranial Pressure in Patients with Cryptococcal Meningitis

CHANG Jianbo,WU Hao,WEI Junji()   

  1. Department of Neurosurgery,PUMC Hospital,CAMS and PUMC,Beijing 100730,China
  • Received:2018-04-19 Online:2019-02-28 Published:2019-03-06
  • Contact: Junji WEI
  • Supported by:
    Supported by the National Key R&D Program of China(2018YFA0108600)


Cryptococcal meningitis(CM)is often seen in immunocompromised patients and has become a global health concern. Elevated intracranial pressure(ICP)is a common complication of CM and often leads to poor prognosis. Monitoring and management of ICP is an important task in CM patients. Invasive intervention is often needed for the elevated ICP in CM patients due to the pathophysiological features of this condition. This article review the recent progress in the diagnosis and treatment of elevated ICP in CM patients.

Key words: cryptococcal meningitis, elevated intracranial pressure, ventriculoperitoneal shunt, external ventricular drainage

CLC Number: