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122 Possible Causes for Facial Numbness, Lumbar Puncture Abnormal

  • Meningeal Carcinomatosis

    numbness, and vision loss.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Lumbar puncture was performed repeatedly, but cerebrospinal fluid cytology showed no evidence of malignant cells.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Her left-sided facial numbness and hearing loss markedly improved as well.[cureus.com]

  • Acoustic Neuroma

    Five-year actuarial rates for any new facial weakness, facial numbness, hearing-level preservation, and preservation of testable speech discrimination were 1.1 0.8%, 2.6 1.2%[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] As it grows, an acoustic neuroma can produce a number of characteristic clinical features, such as: Hearing loss Tinnitus (ringing in the ear) Dizziness Facial numbness (when[sunnybrook.ca] Larger tumors can cause facial numbness, facial weakness and headaches.[oregonclinic.com]

  • Malignant Meningeal Lymphoma

    Other cranial nerve symptoms include hearing loss, facial numbness, facial weakness, visual loss, dysphagia and hoarse voice.[cancerforum.org.au] Lumbar puncture The standard diagnostic procedure Positive CSF cytology is found on the initial lumbar puncture in 50-70% and in nearly all cases after 3 attempts Increased[emedicine.medscape.com] numbness.[aafp.org]

  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

    We present the case of a 22-year-old woman who presented with worsening headache, nausea, vomiting, blurry vision, diplopia, visual loss, and facial numbness 14 weeks after[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Lumbar puncture revealed an increased intracranial pressure. The boy was thus diagnosed with idiopathic intracranial hypertension.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] After additional workup including lumbar puncture with an opening pressure of 55 cm H2O, a diagnosis of IIH was confirmed.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Whipple Disease

    A wide range of symptoms may result, including: Weakness Darkened skin Fatty or bloody stools Loss of appetite Enlarged lymph nodes Vision problems Memory problems Facial[everydayhealth.com] A computed tomography (CT) scan of the brain and lumbar puncture were both normal. Echocardiogram revealed no cardiac abnormality.[caribbean.scielo.org] Neurologic symptoms of Whipple’s disease include: vision problems dementia facial numbness headache muscle weakness or twitching difficulty walking memory problems Symptoms[gastronaples.com]

  • Meningioma

    Cranial nerve deficits, including left facial paralysis, left facial numbness and left hearing loss, were evident on examination.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] They can include seizures, headaches, vision changes, facial numbness and pain, mental status changes, weakness in the extremities and trouble with balance.[usatoday.com] Complications Untreated cerebellopontine angle meningiomas can produce irreversible hearing loss, facial weakness or numbness.[uwmedicine.org]

  • Listeria Meningitis

    Symptoms such as ataxia, nystagmus, vertigo, facial numbness, dysphagia , persistent hiccuping , and respiratory failure ( 41%) may be present 3 .[radiopaedia.org] MRI of the brain was performed for 1 patient and revealed no abnormalities. Lumbar puncture was performed for all patients.[academic.oup.com]

  • Viral Meningitis

    Symptoms may include: Fever Headache Confusion Facial numbness Some paralysis How is chronic meningitis diagnosed?[my.clevelandclinic.org] It didn't show any abnormalities, so next a doctor performed a lumbar puncture - he inserted a needle into my spine and took a sample of the fluid.[dailymail.co.uk]

  • Candida Meningitis

    Symptoms may include: Fever Headache Confusion Facial numbness Some paralysis How is chronic meningitis diagnosed?[my.clevelandclinic.org] In a recent review of literature of Candida brain abscess case reports, blood cultures revealed candidemia in only 55% of the cases reviewed and lumbar puncture yielded Candida[bmcresnotes.biomedcentral.com] Thus, the diagnosis of candidal brain abscess cannot be ruled out in the absence of candidemia and abnormal CSF, because blood cultures and CSF studies have variable results[bmcresnotes.biomedcentral.com]

  • Leptomeningeal Metastasis

    Other cranial nerve symptoms include hearing loss, facial numbness, facial weakness, visual loss, dysphagia and hoarse voice.[cancerforum.org.au] DIAGNOSTIC TESTING, PHYSICAL FINDINGS, AND ICD-9-CM CODING Diagnostic testing: The diagnosis of LC is made with lumbar puncture with positive CSF (cerebral spinal fluid) cytology[secure.ssa.gov] numbness/paresis * hearing impairment or loss * sensory deficits * vertigo * vision impairment or loss Spinal cord * back pain * bladder and bowel dysfunction * lower motor[nursingcenter.com]

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