How is intracranial hemorrhage treated in pediatric headache?

Updated: Jan 02, 2019
  • Author: J Ivan Lopez, MD, FAAN, FAHS; Chief Editor: George I Jallo, MD  more...
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In the event of an intracranial hemorrhage or an intracranial mass causing headache, appropriate airway management, with the goal of adequate oxygenation and hyperventilation to reduce cerebral blood flow and lower intracranial pressure, is the immediate goal. Subsequent surgery is necessary to evacuate the lesion.

To alleviate the increased intracranial pressure associated with intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri), a lumbar puncture is used to reduce the volume of CSF. Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors decrease the production of CSF.


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