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Does Intraventricular Hemorrhage Cause Seizures
My son is one year old. He was born at 29 weeks' gestation, with a birth weight of 1390 gm. He did have a grade 1 intraventricular hemorrhage. Concern?
Seizure is also known as Generalized seizures in adults. A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical ...Read more
IVH/PVH: Intraventricular/periventricular hemorrhage (ivh/pvh) is graded from grade i to iv. Grade i, is where is a tiny hemorrhage underneath the lining of the cavity in the brain called lateral ventricle. Most studies have shown that (provided there are no other insults to the brain) and not associated with significant neurological dificits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple factors: Risk factors include high blood pressure, especially poorly controlled high blood pressure, blood clotting disorders, taking medication that interferes with blood clotting, and structural problems like avm, aneurism, contusion due to injury and less commonly tumor and infection. ...Read more
Yes: Typically, a subarachnoid hemorrhage will circulate through the cerebrospinal fluid and gradually and steadily disappear on imaging studies, and eventually be undetectable in spinal fluid. However, a consequence of such blood degradation products might be low pressure hydrocephalus due to clustering and obstruction of outflow areas. Most pts recover, but a number may have this complication. ...Read more
Bleed into the brain: Ventricles are a=naturally occurring and necessary spaces within the brain substance which ordinarily are filled with spinal fluid. Bleeding within ventricles is always serious but can come a variety of causes such as prematurity, trauma, blood vessel abnormalities. Surgery may be necessary to relieve pressure build up due to the volume of blood or hydrocephalus (water on the brain). ...Read more
Fluid drainage: Intraventricular hemorrhage can block the flow of spinal fluid in the brain causing severe pressure build up. We put a tube into the ventricle temporarily and drain out the spinal fluid until the brain pressure goes down to normal. Occasionally there is a need to remove the hemorrhage surgically. ...Read more
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