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sustained ICP levels above this can injure the brain

20

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phenomenon where temporal lesions push the uncus medially and compress the midbrain

uncal herniation

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uncal herniation leads to what infarct

occipital infarct (PCA)

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subfalcine herniation leads to what infarct?

medial frontal and parietal infarct (ACA)

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cushings triad

intracranial hpn
bradycardia
irregular respiration

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definitive decompression for intracranial hpn

ventriculostomy/craniectomy

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emergent intubation and ventilation to reduce paco2 to what mmhg can reverse, worsened increased ICP

35mmhg

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two ways posterior fossa lesions can cause death

occluded 4th ventricle
brain stem compression

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candidate for thrombolytic therapy with tPA

acute stroke

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new onset seizures in adults signifies

irritative mass lesion