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1

Why do you get a dilated pupil in a patient with extradural?

There is impingement of the parasympathetic supply (ipsilateral side) of the pupil causing unopposed sympathetic innervation

2

What are some simple interventions for raised ICP?

Raise the head

IV mannitol

Hyperventilate