Table 1—

Symptoms and signs of cerebral edema

Headache
Recurrence of vomiting
Inappropriate slowing of heart rate
Rising blood pressure
Decreased oxygen saturation
Change in neurological status:
  • Restlessness, irritability, increased drowsiness, incontinence

  • Specific neurologic signs, e.g., cranial nerve palsies, abnormal pupillary responses, posturing