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Suggest treatment for spina bifida and nydroceffalus

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Posted on Wed, 1 Oct 2014
Question: in a 39 year old male with Spina Bifida and hydroceffalus, what causes sudden head jerking while lying in bed sleeping?
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Answered by Dr. Shailja Puri (31 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Jerking motion may be due to raised ICT.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query on HealthcareMagic.

Spina bifida may be asymptomatic or symptomatic depending on extent of the disorder.
Hydrocephalus is an enlargement of head and it is usually associated with increased intracranial tension (ICT).
Raised ICT is associated with a number of symptoms like headache, feeling of pressure, blurring of vision and other neurological symptoms.
With a background of hydrocephalus, relevant investigations are required to know the cause of this jerking motion.
The jerking motion may be associated with hydrocephalus and raised ICT.
In case ICT is elevated, measures have to be taken to reduce ICT.
I suggest you to consult your treating neurologist.

If you have more queries, I will be glad to answer.
Dr Shailja P Wahal
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Brief Answer: Jerking motion may be due to raised ICT. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query on HealthcareMagic. Spina bifida may be asymptomatic or symptomatic depending on extent of the disorder. Hydrocephalus is an enlargement of head and it is usually associated with increased intracranial tension (ICT). Raised ICT is associated with a number of symptoms like headache, feeling of pressure, blurring of vision and other neurological symptoms. With a background of hydrocephalus, relevant investigations are required to know the cause of this jerking motion. The jerking motion may be associated with hydrocephalus and raised ICT. In case ICT is elevated, measures have to be taken to reduce ICT. I suggest you to consult your treating neurologist. If you have more queries, I will be glad to answer. Dr Shailja P Wahal