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The child with a history of morning vomiting and nausea, headache, ataxia, split cranial sutures, and papilledema has increased intracranial pressure, most likely due to a posterior fossa tumor, and is not much of a diagnostic problem. But only late cases present with such a florid picture, and many of the above symptoms taken separately often do not add up to brain tumor or increased intracranial pressure.
Because headache is often the earliest complaint associated with increased intracranial pressure, this complete discourse on headache in childhood is a welcomed addition to any pediatrician's or neurologist's library. This book not only
Increased Intracranial Pressure in Children.. Ann Intern Med. ;78:320–321. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-2-320_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(2):320-321.
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