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Symptoms Of Brain Aneurysm In Children
Cerebral aneurysm : Cerebral aneurysm can lead to a sudden and unusually severe headache, nausea, vision impairment, vomiting, and loss of consciousness, or it can be asymptomatic. Ruptured aneurysm lead to severe headache, nausea, vomiting, drowsiness and headache. It can also cause stroke like weakness and sometimes seizures. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Brain tumors in: Children are most common in the posterior fossa (cerebellum), and cause pressure leding to vomiting and head ache. Kids can also become clummsy, and sometimes bang their heads in pain. If old enough to walk, may stop walking, stagger, limp, nd change handedness, or neglect one side. Fortunately, children brain tumors are more curable than adults. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What age?: This will differ according to the age of the child. Generally meningitis presents with fever, sensitivity to light and sound, headache, stiff neck, nausea and vomiting, changes in mentation and possibly localizing neurological abnormalities. In preverbal children there may be listlessness, failure to feed, difficult in arousal, irritability, and other non-specific manifestations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities: See the answer given for symptoms of a brain tumor in teenagers. I think it is always best to talk to your primary care doctor if your child has some specific symptoms or signs you are concerned may be related to a brain tumor. This is a very uncommon diagnosis in children--and though possible---should be approached by your child's physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes Glioblastoma in brainstem, & high grade glioma in brainstem in young adults?Thought brainstem had no glial cells to cause this in adults?
It's just bad luck: There are a few genetic syndromes that increase risk for glioblastoma / "high grade glioma", but beyond this it's simply a misfortune. All cancers arise from random mutations -- these are totally dumb luck. Anybody who told you that the brainstem has no glial cells is somebody you either misunderstood or simply shouldn't listen to. It's got a lot more glia than neurons like the rest of the brain. ...Read more
Sick as stink: Imagine the morning after a night of drinking, but no night of drinking - that would be like the symptoms of meningitis. Severe headache, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, ache, trouble with vision, trouble with balance, feeling like you want to die - then you may have meningitis. Needs thorough medical evaluation right away! ...Read more
Headaches: migraines classically cause pulsatile (pounding) headaches. Sensitivity to light and sound are also associated with migraine headaches. Sometimes nausea. Brain tumors can also cause headaches, nausea, vomiting. They can also be completely asymptomatic until they grow large enough to cause symptoms. In general, persistent unexplained headaches warrant further evaluation. See a neurologist. ...Read more
Not good: 50 % of ruptured berry aneurysm patients do not make it alive to a hospital. Those that do well describe the "worst headache of their lives, " associated with a stiff neck, nausea and vomiting, severe malaise, confusion, delirium, and maybe visual problems depending on location of the aneurysm. This is a true medical emergency and requires intensive attention and perhaps surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Atypical: Heart attacks are very rare in children, but can occur if a child is born with abnormal coronary arteries, has extraordinarily high cholesterol or contracts certain diseases (eg: kawasaki disease). The most common cause is Cocaine abuse. Small children may complain of stomach pain and shortness of breath. Older children and teens may have "classic" crushing chest, neck or arm pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Size & location: It depends on the location, the size, the rate of growth & whether it has leaked or ruptured. Throbbing headaches which stay in one location are common but must be distinguished from migraine. New onset seizure, partial loss of vision or symptoms of stroke are other typical presentations but none are specific. Ct or MRI can rule in/out an aneurysm reliably. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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