Increased Intracranial Pressure
Alternate Names : Intracranial Hypertension, Elevated Intracranial Pressure
How is the condition diagnosed?
The healthcare provider will start with a history and physical exam. A cranial CT scan or cranial MRI scan, two special types of x-ray tests, may be taken of the brain and skull. A spinal tap may also be done. This is a procedure in which a needle is inserted through the skin of the lower back and into the spinal column. Fluid can be withdrawn from the spinal column and a pressure reading of the fluid can be taken.