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80 Possible Causes for Decorticate Posture

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  • 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]

  • Miller Dieker Syndrome

    Abstract We describe a family in which one male infant presented with Miller-Dieker syndrome and four male relatives had a phenotype similar to the Smith-Lemli-Opitz (SLO) syndrome. High resolution cytogenetic analysis on the child with Miller-Dieker syndrome showed 46,XY,-17, der17t(7;17)(q34:p13.1). Paternal[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Hyperventilation

    Only if active seizures, or signs of transtentorial herniation such as fixed or asymmetric pupils, neurologic posturing (decerebrate or decorticate), Cushing's reflex (hypertension[health.ny.gov]

  • Acute Hyperventilation

    Only if active seizures, or signs of transtentorial herniation such as fixed or asymmetric pupils, neurologic posturing (decerebrate or decorticate), Cushing's reflex (hypertension[health.ny.gov]

  • Hyponatremia

    Brainstem herniation - seen in severe acute hyponatraemia; signs include coma; fixed, unilateral, dilated pupil; decorticate or decerebrate posturing; respiratory arrest.[patient.info]

  • 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]

  • Moderate and Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

    posturing 1: None 2: Extension/decerebrate posturing 1: None The best response is recorded.[oapublishinglondon.com] […] commands 3: Opens to verbal command 4: Confused 5: Purposeful movement to pain 2: Opens to pain 3: Inappropriate 4: Withdraws from pain 1: None 2: Incomprehensible 3: Flexion/decorticate[oapublishinglondon.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]

  • Dysautonomia

    posturing.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Features of the syndrome include severe, paroxysmal increases in heart rate, respiratory rate, temperature, and blood pressure, with decerebrate or decorticate posturing,[jnnp.bmj.com] […] hyperactivity and typically includes a constellation of symptoms, including: tachycardia, tachypnea, hyperthermia, hypertension, diaphoresis, hypertonia, and/or decerebrate or decorticate[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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