Causes of raised intracranial pressure


Subdural haematoma [top]

  • Subacute or chronic neurological deficit subacute neurological deficit chronic neurological deficit
  • Fluctuating neurological signs, confusion
  • Headache, Signs of raised intracranial pressure
  • Preceding history of head injury, may be minor trauma
  • Risk factors: Anticoagulant therapy, Elderly, Alcoholics

Brain tumour [top]

  • Gradual onset of headache chronic headache seizure
  • Neurological deficit
  • Signs of raised intracranial pressure, papilloedema