Increased Intracranial Pressure (ICP)

Etiology

  • Trauma
  • Cancer
  • Infection
  • Any mass lesion
  • Intracranial bleeding (parenchymal bleed, epidural, sub-dural)

Symptoms

  • HA, N, V
  • Altered mental status, progressing to somnolence
  • Focal deficits based on etiology, area of brain affected

Physical Exam Findings

  • Papilledema
  • Altered mental status
  • Focal neuro deficits if discrete areas of brain affected