Friday, May 6, 2011

Increased Intracranial Pressure Symptoms

Increased intracranial pressure

Increased intracranial pressure is a rise in the pressure inside the skull that can result from or cause brain injury.

Increased Intracranial Pressure Symptoms

Infants:
  • Drowsiness
  • Separated sutures
  • Bulging of the soft spot on top of the head (bulging fontanelle)
  • Vomiting

Older children and adults:
  • Behavior changes
  • Decreased consciousness
  • Headache
  • Lethargy
  • Neurological problems
  • Seizures
  • Vomiting

Source : umm.edu