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Disorders of meninges, not elsewhere classified Save

ICD-10 code: G96.1

Chapter: Diseases of the nervous system

Disorders of Meninges, Not Elsewhere Classified

The meninges are three layers of protective tissue that surround the brain and spinal cord. Disorders of the meninges can range from minor inflammation to life-threatening conditions. The term, "disorders of meninges, not elsewhere classified" is used to describe disorders that affect the meninges but do not fit into any other specific category.

  1. Meningitis: Meningitis is an inflammation of the meninges, usually caused by a bacterial or viral infection. Symptoms of meningitis include fever, headache, stiff neck, and sensitivity to light. Meningitis can be life-threatening if not treated promptly.
  2. Encephalitis: Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain that can be caused by a viral infection or an autoimmune disorder. Symptoms of encephalitis include fever, headache, confusion, seizures, and changes in behavior. Encephalitis can also be life-threatening if not treated promptly.
  3. Meningioma: Meningioma is a type of tumor that grows on the meninges. Most meningiomas are benign, but some can be cancerous. Symptoms of meningioma depend on the location of the tumor and can include headaches, seizures, and changes in vision or hearing.
  4. Cerebral edema: Cerebral edema is a swelling of the brain that can be caused by a variety of factors, including injury, infection, or a medical condition. Symptoms of cerebral edema include headache, nausea, vomiting, and changes in vision or balance.
  5. Subarachnoid hemorrhage: Subarachnoid hemorrhage is bleeding in the space between the brain and the meninges. It can be caused by a ruptured aneurysm or a head injury. Symptoms of subarachnoid hemorrhage include sudden, severe headache, nausea, vomiting, and changes in vision or consciousness.

If you are experiencing any symptoms of a meningeal disorder, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. Prompt diagnosis and treatment can greatly improve your chances of recovery.

Some ways to prevent meningeal disorders include getting vaccinated against bacterial meningitis, practicing good hygiene, and avoiding contact with people who have contagious illnesses. If you have a history of meningioma or have a family history of the tumor, it is important to discuss screening options with your doctor.

Overall, disorders of the meninges can be serious and even life-threatening. It is important to be aware of the symptoms and seek medical attention if you experience any of them. With prompt diagnosis and treatment, many meningeal disorders can be successfully treated.