In Reply:—In editing the original submission, I correctly changed compliance to elastance but failed to change decreased to increased. Although the authors had an opportunity to correct my error, they did not (presumably deferring to editorial omniscience), and thus the final responsibility must be mine. On the brighter side, perhaps this exchange of letters will increase awareness of the issue raised originally by Lanier and Warner [1] and now reemphasized by Drummond.

Lawrence J. Saidman, M.D., Editor-in-Chief.

(Accepted for publication February 23, 1995.)

Lanier WL, Warner DO: Intracranial elastance versus intracranial compliance: Terminology should agree with that of other disciplines (letter). ANESTHESIOLOGY 77:403-404, 1992.