• open craniotomy
  • A stroke patient with an open craniotomy 6 years back, notice the walking pattern. (purzuit.com)
  • However, in some patients, particularly younger, healthier patients, aggressive therapy consisting of open craniotomy with maximal excision, chemotherapy, and radiosurgical intervention (Gamma Knife therapy) may be attempted. (wikipedia.org)
  • In more severe cases an external ventricular drain may be required to maintain ICP and evacuate the hemorrhage, and in extreme cases an open craniotomy may be required. (wikipedia.org)
  • In cases of unilateral IVH with small intraparenchymal hemorrhage the combined method of stereotaxy and open craniotomy has produced promising results. (wikipedia.org)
  • surgical
  • Headaches following craniotomies are reported in up to 91% of neurosurgical cases, and duration of pain after craniotomy seems to vary as a function of surgical location 2-6 .When the onset of PCH happens within days of the craniotomy, diagnosis is typically not difficult 7,8 . (scielo.br)
  • Because digital pressure of surgical scar would trigger headaches with the same characteristics, we decided to inject the most painful points of the scar with a solution of lidocaine 2% (1.5 mL) and dexamethasone 10 mg/2 mL (0.5 mL). (scielo.br)
  • Craniotomy is a surgical procedure in which part of the skull is removed in order to view the brain. (brainandspineoftexas.com)
  • Aside from the usual surgical risks of infection, bleeding and the formation of blood clots, other risks specific to craniotomy include swelling and accumulation of fluid, which can lead to brain damage and other serious complications. (brainandspineoftexas.com)
  • These symptoms include: Intracranial pressure Headache Papilledema Vomiting Light headedness Impaired mental activity Gait instability In rare and extreme cases, more severe symptoms can be observed: Memory disturbance Dementia Hemiparesis Seizures Hemorrhage Psychosis The mainstay of treatment is surgical excision. (wikipedia.org)
  • Craniotomy and surgical evacuation is required if there is significant pressure effect on the brain.Complications include focal neurologic deficits depending on the site of hematoma and brain injury, increased intracranial pressure leading to herniation of brain and ischemia due to reduced blood supply and seizures. (wikipedia.org)
  • surgery
  • its been 10 months since my surgery and it seems like ive had a headache everyday since. (medhelp.org)
  • Since manual palpation of the scar often triggers pain, and infiltration with local anesthetics reduce or abolish the pain in some patients, we suggest that neuromas or nerve entrapment in the scars, as a result of the surgery, are responsible for headaches. (scielo.br)
  • Five years after the surgery (at the age of 43), she reported daily headaches which were located in the frontoparietal region and were typically severe (visual analog scale=9 (VAS)) and throbbing. (scielo.br)
  • A 48-year-old woman with a past history of tension-type headache had surgery for aneurism clipping (left middle cerebral artery) at the age of 41. (scielo.br)
  • include
  • Each class of headache contains explicit diagnostic criteria-meaning that the criteria include quantities rather than vague terms like several or usually-that are based on clinical and laboratory observations. (wikipedia.org)
  • Other symptoms may include headache, confusion, vomiting, and an inability to move parts of the body. (wikipedia.org)
  • patients
  • Muscle Strength in Shoulder and Neck Muscles in Tension Type Headache Patients. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Some patients with SCSFLS will develop headaches that begin in the afternoon. (wikipedia.org)
  • Treatment consists mainly of: Corticosteroids - Corticosteroid therapy is essential for all patients with brain metastases, as it prevents development of cerebral edema, as well as treating other neurological symptoms such as headaches, cognitive dysfunction, and emesis. (wikipedia.org)
  • In a 2002 study involving 78 patients with a migraine or tension-type headache, CT scans showed abnormalities in over a third of the patients, though arachnoid cysts only accounted for 2.6% of patients in this study. (wikipedia.org)
  • A study found 18% of patients with intracranial arachnoid cysts had non-specific headaches. (wikipedia.org)
  • neurological
  • The description of the headache and findings on neurological examination, determine whether additional tests are needed and what treatment is best. (wikipedia.org)
  • scans
  • Before the operation, the patient will have undergone diagnostic procedures such as computed tomography scans (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans to determine the underlying problem that required the craniotomy and to get a better look at the brain's structure. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • pulsatile
  • primary exertional headache: throbbing, pulsatile pain which starts during or after exercising, lasting for 5 minutes to 24 hours. (wikipedia.org)
  • frequency
  • She reported important reduction in the frequency of her headaches, from daily to around once a month. (scielo.br)
  • Regression coefficient of PedMIDAS score or categories of headache frequency on eating behaviour subscale scores, with covariates of Achenbach Child Behavior Checklist score, current BMI, age, sex, length of history of migraine. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • brain
  • Appearances in the brain are typical of cerebral abscess but note the broad base at the level of the craniotomy with bone erosion. (radiopaedia.org)
  • I immediately had an operation to insert a shunt into my brain to drain the fluid which had been causing so much pressure, and hence the excruciating headaches, and then underwent a seven and a half hour craniotomy to remove the tumour. (braintumourresearch.org)
  • Cranial arteritis characterizes the view of headaches as simply the inflammation of walls of the blood vessels in the brain. (denverchiropractor.com)
  • worse
  • As my headaches became worse I saw a total of 11 different medical professionals including GPs, A&E doctors and opticians, who diagnosed me with a variety things from migraines to sinus problems. (braintumourresearch.org)
  • primary sex headache: dull, bilateral headache that starts during sexual activity and becomes much worse during orgasm. (wikipedia.org)
  • pain
  • Should I be concerned that I have a large vein or veins bulging on my right temple, but have no headache or pain? (healthtap.com)
  • Headache and pain from the scalp wound can be controlled with medications. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • As a chiropractor who treats headaches, headaches are considered a phenomenon pain that can at best hinder your ability to work and play or at worst literally debilitate you. (denverchiropractor.com)
  • Headache or cephalgia, in medical jargon, begins from the head down to the neck stimulating pain-sensitive receptors in muscles, tendons, joints, fascia or even the meninges of nerves. (denverchiropractor.com)
  • Headache is the symptom of pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck. (wikipedia.org)
  • While primary headaches may cause significant daily pain and disability, they are not dangerous. (wikipedia.org)
  • The mechanism behind these headaches is unclear, possibly due to straining causing veins in the head to dilate, causing pain. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some of these are not harmful, such as cervicogenic headache (pain arising from the neck muscles). (wikipedia.org)
  • tissue
  • We review the current known pathophysiology of post-craniotomy headaches and present a hypothesis suggesting a greater recognition of the potential contribution of neuroma formation in areas of scars tissue to contribute to this kind of headache. (scielo.br)
  • bone
  • Rim enhancing mass with marked surrounding vasogenic oedema immediately deep to a craniotomy defect showing 2 sites of bone erosion involving the inner table indicating osteomyelitis. (radiopaedia.org)
  • head
  • primary cough headache: starts suddenly and lasts for several minutes after coughing, sneezing or straining (anything that may increase pressure in the head). (wikipedia.org)
  • These headaches are thought to be due to lower pressure in the head during sex. (wikipedia.org)
  • nerves
  • Apoplexy, in addition to sudden headaches and rapidly worsening visual loss, may also be associated with double vision that results from compression of the nerves in the adjacent cavernous sinus that control the eye muscles. (wikipedia.org)