Diagnostic Tests for Brain swelling
Diagnostic Test list for Brain swelling:
The list of diagnostic tests
mentioned in various sources as
used in the diagnosis of Brain swelling
- Physical examination
- Note increase in head circumference measurements out of proportion to other body dimensions or a single head circumference measurement which greatly exceeds the 97th percentile
- Note large and bulging fontanelle; thinning of the bones of the skull; widening of the sutures; thin, shiny pale scalp; sparse hair; distended superficial scalp veins
- Neurological examination including looking for papilledema
- Evaluate the mental status
- Examine for signs of complications of longstanding brain swelling e.g. diabetes insipidus , early puberty and abnormal temperature control
- Examine for various abnormalities that are associated with hydrocephalus (swelling of the brain) e.g. spina bifida, skeletal defects and moles on the skin
- Radiological investigation
- Skull X-Ray
- Brain ultrasound scan ( through the open fontanelle in young children)
- CT Scan or MRI brain is investigation of choice in older children and adults) - can assist in defining the cause of the brain swelling.
Home Diagnostic Testing
These home medical tests may be relevant to Brain swelling causes:
- Brain & Neurological Disorders: Related Home Testing:
Conditions listing medical symptoms: Brain swelling:
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Conditions listing medical complications: Brain swelling:
The following list of medical conditions have 'Brain swelling'
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