Acute vomiting and mental status changes: A case of acute intraventricular haemorrhage from an optic chiasm tumour

Jonathan N. Johnson, Ravneet K. Dhillon, Jana L. Anderson

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Abstract

In this article, we describe a 5- year-old girl who presented to an emergency department with 1 day of vomiting, mental status changes and decreased activity. Imaging studies revealed a mass in the optic chiasm which had haemorrhaged into her ventricles causing acute hydrocephalus. This case highlights the diligence and broad differential one must have when evaluating a child presenting with a sole complaint of vomiting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1410
JournalBMJ case reports
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2009

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  • Medicine(all)

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