Table 37Reasons for neurosurgical consultation(423)

ReasonGroup 1 (no. of cases)Group 2 (no. of cases)Total
InfratentorialSupratentorialInfratentorialSupratentorial
Vomiting11139841
Lethargy/irritability81110534
Increasing head size8181128
Gait disturbance0114217
Failure to thrive272617
Seizure162615
Developmental arrest532010
Delayed milestones24028
Peculiar eye movement04037
Decreased vision/blindness02057
Coma12025
Weakness of extremities02215
Head tilting10405
Head nodding21003
Ocular strabismus00213
Precocious puberty00022
Proptosis01001
Nasal discharge01001
Facial weakness00101
Scalp swelling00011
Total19381924100

From: 20, Children’s and Young People’s Cancer

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Referral Guidelines for Suspected Cancer in Adults and Children [Internet].
NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 27.
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