o Intracranial hypertension, ûfocal signs; often a severe injury
• Intracranial hypertension
Cerebral edema, hydrocephalus, massive hematoma
See p. 162. Risk of herniation
Vasospasm, arterial dissection, fat embolism
Acute focal signs
• Epileptic seizure
Focal or generalized
Common in focal injury
CSF leak, open head injury
Recurrent meningitis, encephalitis, empyema, abscess, ventriculitis
See p. 134
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