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Varied: In the non-trauma situation, symptoms of increased intracranial pressure include headache, nausea/vomiting, blurred or double vision, depressed level of consciousness. In the acute trauma situation or in cases of hemmorrhagic stroke, high intracranial pressure can lead to coma, high blood pressure and low heart rate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ICP: Cerebral tumor, hydrocepahlus, intracranial bleed.Get a more detailed answer ›
Too much stuff: The skull is a tight box. The contents maintain a constant pressure most of the time, and all goes well. If there is too much stuff that develops, the pressure inside the box may increase. Sudden excess blood, excess brain water, excess brain tissue, tumor tissue, can all result in increased intracranial pressure. Brain swelling can occur from many causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High or low?: Low CSF pressure is treated differently than high. Treat the underlying cause (eg CSF leak following lumbar puncture) Raised ICP if due to an imbalance of CSF production vs resorption is typically treated with carbonic anhydrase inhibitors like Zonegran, Topamax or Diamox. Rarely is surgery (optic nerve fenestration or shunting done unless the increased ICP is due to a blockage of CSF flow ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ICP: Intraventricular drain connected to an external pressure transducer, ventricular microtransducers, Transcranial ultrasonography. ...Read more
Not if bad: Pressure inside the head can change suddenly with coughing, holding the breath, or standing on the head. This rapidly improves to normal with normal positioning and breathing. Blood flow to the brain can decrease suddenly if you stand up too fast. Serious increase in intracranial pressure will not improve with standing or breathing normally. Rapid breathing is used to help in the icu. ...Read more
I've gotten intracranial pressure and i would like to know how can you measure it and know if its high or low?
Intracranial pressur: Intracranial pressure is measured typically by two ways. One is bur hole in the head with a catheter or monitor wire placed into the brain and attached to a monitor and read over 24 hours. The other is a spinal tap in the lower spine and a direct measurement of the opening pressure when the needle is placed into the spinal space. ...Read more
Intracranial pressur: This type of monitoring should not affect you after the procedure unless there was an unexpected complication from the procedure ...Read more
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