The baby's brain hits the back of the skull if the child is thrown with even mild force and intracranial bleeding can result.
Swelling may raise pressure within the skull (intracranial pressure) and may block the flow of oxygen to the brain.
Intracranial pressure is monitored and, if elevated, is treated with drugs such as mannitol and barbiturates placing the patient on a ventilator so that hyperventilation can be used.
There are two possible approaches: either treat the underlying condition (such as an ovarian or intracranial tumor) or change the hormonal balance to stop sexual development.
Sturge (1850-1919), who first described the condition, and Frederick Parkes Weber (1863-1962) who demonstrated its intracranial calcifications.
Complications in children who have not had surgery are hypertension, aortic rupture, intracranial bleeding, and congestive heart failure.
Intracranial bypass surgery is a surgical procedure performed to restore blood flow around a blocked blood vessel in the brain.
Craniopharyngioma-A tumor near the pituitary gland in the craniopharyngeal canal that often results in intracranial pressure.
In the brain, it causes fluid accumulation (edema), which leads to a rise in pressure in the brain (intracranial pressure).
The brain swelling and increased intracranial pressure can lead to a potentially fatal result.