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The baby's brain hits the back of the skull if the child is thrown with even mild force and intracranial bleeding can result.
Swelling may raise pressure within the skull (intracranial pressure) and may block the flow of oxygen to the brain.
Seizures and focal neurological deficits were the main clinical features observed in patients with intracranial cavernous angiomas.
It has been well established that narcotics given to conscious patients with some degree of intracranial decompensation will cause a rise in intracranial pressure.
As NSAIDs can interfere with platelet function, they should be used with caution in patients with intracranial hemorrhage and bleeding diathesis.