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168 Possible Causes for Decorticate Posture

  • Brain Stem Herniation

    Decorticate posturing (figure top) is recognized as bilateral flexion at the elbows and wrists, shoulder adduction and extension of the lower extremities occurring with lesions[casemed.case.edu] The disrupted brainstem can lead to decorticate posture , respiratory center depression and death.[en.wikipedia.org] […] or decerebrate Midbrain and upper pons Both pupils fixed and unreactive Hyperventilation or Cheyne-Stokes Absent (eyes fixed) Decerebrate posturing, or nothing Lower pons[derangedphysiology.com]

  • Reye Syndrome

    […] and decerebrate posturing Seizures Flaccidity Fixed dilated pupils Respiratory arrest Focal neurologic findings usually are not present.[merckmanuals.com] There is decorticate (flexor) posturing with intact pupillary light reflexes. . . . . .[hawaii.edu] […] and lethargy to intermittent episodes of disorientation and agitation, which can progress rapidly to deepening stages of coma manifested by Progressive unresponsiveness Decorticate[merckmanuals.com]

  • Schindler Disease, Type 1

    Spasticity and decorticate posturing also occur. The onset is signaled by sudden falling episodes and startle reactions.[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Intracranial Hemorrhage

    Initial emergency room evaluation found the patient to have anisocoria with a fixed and dilated right pupil and demonstrated evidence of decorticate posturing.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

    Symptoms in severe traumatic brain injury include: Absent, diminished, or unbalanced pupil reaction Hemiparesis Decerebrate or decorticate posturing Bradypnea, apnea, or fixed[symptoma.com] posturing (abnormal flexion) Responds to pain with decorticate posturing (abnormal flexion) 3 Responds to pain with decerebrate posturing (abnormal extension) Responds to[merckmanuals.com] Severe diffuse brain injury or markedly increased ICP may cause decorticate or decerebrate posturing. Both are poor prognostic signs.[merckmanuals.com]

  • Dysdiadochokinesis

    Intracranial Pressure Medical Terminology Ems Google Search Nurse Life Nurse Stuff Nurses Core School Nursing Forward “ Another great way to remember Decorticate Posturing[pinterest.es]

  • Bacterial Meningitis

    posturing Bilaterally dilated and fixed pupils Loss of vestibulo-ocular reflexes (tested by calorie stimulation or Doll's eye maneuver) Loss of deep tendon reflexes Isoelectric[atsu.edu] […] false-localizing sign in 20% of cases) Cortical blindness (rare) Coma Irregular respiration (Cheyne- Stokes, central neurogenic hyperventilation) Unilateral or bilateral decorticate[atsu.edu]

  • Malignant Catatonia

    He presented with hyperpyrexia, lethargy, akinetic mutism, and posture of decorticate rigidity following coma and respiratory failure.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Water Intoxication

    […] with arms bent inward toward the body and hands held on the chest, clenched fists, and legs held out straight (decorticate posture) References: (24,48,55,58) Short-Term Effects[ehealthstar.com] Currarino Syndroma, initially misdiagnosed and treated like megacolon congenitum Ebscohost Connection Hyponatremia in Emergency Medicine Treatment & Management Emedicine Decorticate[ehealthstar.com] […] arrest) Bluish discoloration of the lips and hands (cyanosis due to pulmonary edema) Decreased (hypotension) or increased blood pressure (hypertension) Hypothermia Rigid posture[ehealthstar.com]

  • Brain Death

    Criteria for establishing brain death (BD) require absence of all brainstem-mediated reflexes including motor (ie, decerebrate or decorticate) posturing.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Components of a complete neurological examination are: Examination of the patient-absence of spontaneous movement, decerebrate or decorticate posturing, seizures, shivering[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The decorticate and decerebrate posturing is absent, however on occasions it may be difficult to differentiate these from complex spinal reflexes.[organindia.org]

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