We describe a new, easy method which extends the use of clinical microdialysis to neurotrauma patients who primarily do not need a decompressing surgical intervention. In all head trauma patients in whom a Camino ICP-monitor is indicated a second hole (2 mm in diameter) is made, and the MD probe is fixed using the new screwing device. Before clinical use the system was tested during postmortem, confirming correct cortical placement of the probe in almost all cases. Two case reports are presented including their metabolic values. An extension to patients with non-traumatic brain disorders might be a future aspect.
- Critical care
- Head trauma