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309 Possible Causes for Confusion, Cough Headache, Obstructive Hydrocephalus

  • Subdural Hematoma

    Headache severity may increase with coughing, straining, and exercise. Nausea and vomiting may occur.[ahcmedia.com] Confusion and headache appears to be the most common presenting features as it is seen in as much as 90% to 56% of cases.[symptoma.com] KEYWORDS: Cerebral ventriculomegaly; Congenital hydrocephalus; Intracranial hypertension; Newborn; Obstructive hydrocephalus; Subdural hematoma; Ventricular atrium diverticulum[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Brain Neoplasm

    Common symptoms include: headaches (often worse in the morning and when coughing or straining) fits (seizures) regularly feeling sick or vomiting memory problems or changes[nhs.uk] (33%), motor deficits in 3 (33%), language difficulties in 2 (22%), sensory deficits in 2 (22%), visual field deficits in 2 (22%), psychiatric manifestations in 2 (22%), confusion[thefreelibrary.com] Symptoms, as a result of a mass effect from the tumour or due to obstructive hydrocephalus, include morning headaches, nausea, vomiting, diplopia (a manifestation of sixth[bestpractice.bmj.com]

  • Meningioma

    Extradural meningiomas tend to show more aggressive features than intradural meningiomas and are often confused with malignant neoplasms.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] They often cause obstructive hydrocephalus and commonly are treated with surgical resection or stereotactic radiosurgery.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The unusual features of the case include the location of the tumor, patient age, the erosion of the vertebra, and the confusing neuroradiological features.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Astrocytoma of the Brain

    Common symptoms include: headaches (often worse in the morning and when coughing or straining) fits (seizures) regularly feeling sick or vomiting memory problems or changes[nhs.uk] I aim to present a picture, based on the best available evidence, of both mainstream and experimental treatment options, in order to empower those individuals feeling confused[astrocytomaoptions.com] Other Management Issues Shunts Roughly 50% of children with brain stem tumors will develop obstructive hydrocephalus requiring a shunt, at some time during the course of their[roryd.org]

  • Brain Abscess

    CASE REPORT A 56 year old man was admitted to our institution with a 2 week history of headache and vomiting, dry non productive cough and low grade fever.[ajns.paans.org] The independent factor associated with death outcome identified by multivariate analysis was confusion (odds ratio 7.67, 95% CI 1.95-30.14; p   0.003).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] hydrocephalus will commonly be seen when intraventricular spread has occurred MRI MRI is more sensitive than CT.[radiopaedia.org]

  • Arnold Chiari Malformation

    Pascual J: Primary cough headache. Curr Pain Headache Rep 2005, 9 :272–276. PubMed Google Scholar 10.[doi.org] Adult patients with type 1 CM, may initially present with benign paroxysmal vertigo and could be confused as a trivial benign positional vertigo.[symptoma.com] Variable other central nervous system abnormalities might be present (partial or complete agenesis of the corpus callosum, a small fourth ventricle, obstructive hydrocephalus[orpha.net]

  • Cough Headache

    A cough headache (CH) is a rare diagnosis.[symptoma.com] Hypocalcemia Hypocalcemia is a blood condition marked by tingling, muscle spasms and aches, and confusion.[symptomchecker.webmd.com] Other causes include obstructive hydrocephalus and spontaneous low cerebrospinal fluid pressure (CSF). Figure 1 Etiology of symptomatic cough headache.[link.springer.com]

  • Malignant Glioma

    Common symptoms include: headaches (often worse in the morning and when coughing or straining) fits (seizures) regularly feeling sick or vomiting memory problems or changes[nhs.uk] General symptoms include headache, confusion, change in personality, nausea, loss of balance or coordination, memory loss, blurred vision or other visual abnormalities, and[britannica.com] hydrocephalus.)[hopkinsmedicine.org]

  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma

    Her family said she was mildly confused and had memory difficulties that started acutely 2 days before presentation to the hospital.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] One patient required WBRT and ventriculo-peritoneal shunting for signs and symptoms of obstructive hydrocephalus.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 58-year-old woman was admitted with confusion and left hemiparesis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Platybasia

    headache, lower cranial nerve palsies, corticospinal signs, hydrocephalus, cerebellar dysfunction, syringomyelia and syringobulbia, as first reported by Homen [ 10 ]in 1901[doi.org] Symptoms and signs also include posterior head pain, weakness of neck, periods of confusion, dizziness, sensory loss on the affected side of the body, cranial nerve disturbances[xpertdox.com] Obstructive hydrocephalus or syringomyelia may also be seen because of direct mechanical blockage of normal CSF flow.[dizziness-and-balance.com]

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