Disease Information for Brain surgery

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Altered mental status Mental status change
Central Facial Paralysis
CNS symptoms/signs
Facial weakness/droop, unilateral
Hemianesthesia
Hemiplegic Gait
Hemisensory defects
Numbness/one-sided
Sudden unconsciousness
Clinical Presentation & Variations
Presentation/High Temperature No Infection
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings - Decreased
BUN/Blood urea nitrogen (Lab)
Osmolality, serum (Lab)
Sodium, serum (Lab)
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
ADH/Antidiuretic Hormone/Vasopressin/Oxytocin level (Lab)
CK-BB (Lab)
CPK/CK/Creatine kinase/Creatine phosphokinase (Lab)
Diagnostic Test Results
Other Tests & Procedures
Lumbar puncture/CSF low pressure
Pathology
PATH/Gliosis/Brain/CNS
EKG (ECG)
EKG/Prolonged QT interval (ECG)
X-RAY
Xray/Skull Air or gas shadows
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Amnesia
Brain abscess
Central diabetes insipidus
Cerebral salt-wasting syndrome
Hemiparesis
Hemiplegia
Hyponatremia
Hypo-Osmolar State
Inappropriate ADH secretion syndrome
Jacksonian/posttraumatic epilepsy
Meningitis
Intracranial Lesion
Spastic Hemiplegia
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Brain/CNS disorder (ex)
CLASS/Neurologic (category)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Blood-brain barrier leak
Process
PROCESS/Surgery (ex)
PROCESS/Surgical procedure/complication (category)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Corticosteroid (Cortisone)
RX/Dexamethasone (Decadron)
Definition
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NGC (National Guideline Clearinghouse)
Medscape (eMedicine)
Harrison's Online (accessmedicine)
NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)
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