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1,609 Possible Causes for Hydrocephalus, Numbness

  • Arnold Chiari Malformation

    Abstract Cortical biopsies of 13 patients with clinical diagnosis of congenital hydrocephalus, Arnold-Chiari malformation and hydrocephalus, and postmeningitis hydrocephalus[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The first patient had facial numbness for 5 months; the remaining patients had headaches following minor head or cervical spinal injuries.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] We report the second case of focal dermal hypoplasia associated with myelomenigocele, Arnold-Chiari malformation and hydrocephalus and the first in a male.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Hereditary ATTR Amyloidosis

    Typical clinical central nervous system manifestations include cerebral infarction and hemorrhage, hydrocephalus, ataxia, spastic paralysis, convulsion, and dementia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] nerve disease that causes numbness and tingling.[healthprofessionalradio.com.au] For performance of an abdominal fat biopsy, a doctor numbs a small area of the skin in the abdomen with local anesthetic then inserts a needle into the numb area to take out[ttrstudy.com]

  • Pineal Gland Cyst

    Postmortem examination revealed a glial cyst of the pineal gland and evidence of chronic obstructive hydrocephalus.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] various online forums include: severe fatigue, dizziness, memory loss, excruicating headaches and eye pain, migranes, worsening depression, mood swings, neck pain, jaw pain, numbness[medhelp.org] I did not do good unfortunately,but hoped I could do better in the Spring. 2013: Early in 2013, I gained a couple new symptoms: numb/tingling hands and fingers, and heart[mypinealcyst.com]

  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency

    Meyer, Dementia Reversal in Post‐Shunt Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Predicted by Neuropsychological Assessment, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 49, 5, (685-686[doi.org] A 23-year-old man presented with weakness in the lower limbs, numbness in hands and feet over past 6 months.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 28 year old female Cameroonian presented with progressive burning painful sensations on the upper trunk, paraesthesia and numbness of the upper and lower limbs for a period[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Arnold-Chiari Malformation Type I

    In symptomatic patients, it is associated with: spinal diseases - 50% of cases: syringomyelia hydromyelia cranial disorders - 10% of cases: obstructive hydrocephalus Links[gpnotebook.co.uk] Weakness, numbness, balance problems and hoarseness can also occur. Possible eventual loss of bowel and bladder control can occur eventually in some cases.[neckandback.com] Patients with atlantoaxial instability, tethered cord, associated myelomeningocele, hydrocephalus, or elevated intracranial pressure were excluded.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Arachnoiditis

    To our knowledge, the association between hydrocephalus and postoperative spinal adhesive arachnoiditis (SAA) has never been reported.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The patient could walk without a cane 3 years after the shunt operation, although numbness and motor weakness of the lower extremities remained.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Meningitis, arachnoiditis, and hydrocephalus are the most common clinical manifestations of CNS histoplasmosis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Spinal Puncture

    Neurosurgery 49 : 1166–1184 4 Beyerl B et al. (1984) Posttraumatic hydrocephalus.[doi.org] The doctor may numb the spot for the lumbar puncture with a numbing cream or a shot.[chp.edu] Beyerl B et al . (1984) Posttraumatic hydrocephalus . Neurosurgery 15 : 257–261 5.[nature.com]

  • Alcohol Abuse

    The paper describes a case of suicide in a young man affected by compensated chronic hydrocephalus who was subject to alcohol abuse.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Also, teens who experience abusive romantic relationships or a heartbreak might begin drinking to numb the pain.[livestrong.com] If this drug can block the ghrelin receptor, even if you have high ghrelin level, your ghrelin receptors become numb, and do not respond to the hunger signal," said Akhlaghi[sciencedaily.com]

  • Syringomyelia

    The combination of syringomyelia and posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus may be more frequent than commonly assumed.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 46-year-old woman presented with a 6-month history of pain in the posterior neck region and a 1-month history of numbness in the upper extremities.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] We investigated an 85-year-old male experiencing progressive gait disturbance, with leg numbness and muscle weakness.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Leptomeningeal Metastasis

    The duration from diagnosis to onset of hydrocephalus symptoms ranged from 0 to 52 (mean 26) months.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Cancer cells can also disturb nerves exiting the brain causing numbness, weakness, or pain.[jamanetwork.com] During a lumbar puncture, your doctor will give you an injection (shot) of a medication to numb the skin on your lower back.[mskcc.org]

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