Informatical Screening For Pediatric Neurosurgery

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 52

Surgery Quizzes & Trivia

This test is intended fot pediatric patients that have symptoms which may be correlated with a specific pediatric neurosurgical pathology. The purpose of the test is to help orientate the diagnosis and guide the patient to a physician or neurosurgeon for further tests and confirming or infirming the diagnosis obtained after completing the screening test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the age group that your child belongs to:
    • A. 

      0-6 months

    • B. 

      6-12 months

    • C. 

      1-3 years of age

    • D. 

      4-18 years of age

  • 2. 
    Do you have other children with neurological problems?
    • A. 

      I don’t have other children, this is my first newborn

    • B. 

      I have other children with neurological problems

    • C. 

      I have other children but none with neurological problems

  • 3. 
    Did you notice a rapidly abnormal increase in the child’s head?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 4. 
    Select the modifications that are noticeable at the level of the child’s head
    • A. 

      An increased round head in the posterior part

    • B. 

      A flat head in one side with a flat forehead

    • C. 

      A long and narrow head

    • D. 

      The veins of the scalp well visible

    • E. 

      The shape and dimension of the head are normal, without any modifications

  • 5. 
    Does your child have frequent headaches?
    • A. 

      Yes, more frequently in the back of the head

    • B. 

      The headaches are more frequently in the morning and they get worse during coughing

    • C. 

      The headaches are in the front of the head

    • D. 

      Does not have headaches

    • E. 

      Is too small, does not talk yet

  • 6. 
    Did you notice the rapid closure (earlier than six months of age) of the anterior fontanelle? (dense connective tissue that unite the bones of the head in infants)
    • A. 

      It closed fast, during 5-6 months of age

    • B. 

      It is not closed but it is elevated

    • C. 

      It closed normally

    • D. 

      It is still present but does not have any abnormal modifications

  • 7. 
    Are the arms or legs affected by one of the following?
    • A. 

      Weakness in the legs

    • B. 

      Arm weakness with posterior headaches

    • C. 

      Low sensitivity to pain and temperature in the arms

    • D. 

      Weakness that started at the level of a previous lesion and then extended to the arms

    • E. 

      It does not present anything pathological

  • 8. 
    Did you notice one of the following?
    • A. 

      Walking difficulties

    • B. 

      Problems with maintaining balance

    • C. 

      Sun-setting eyes=downward deviation of an infant’s eye, reveling an area of sclera above the irises

    • D. 

      Visual abnormalities

    • E. 

      Growth and development are normal

  • 9. 
    Is the  lower spinal cord affected by?
    • A. 

      A round, prominent protruded structure

    • B. 

      A hairy region

    • C. 

      Abnormal vertebral curvature

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    Is there one of the following signs or symptoms present?
    • A. 

      Memory loss

    • B. 

      Vomiting, sleepiness, irritability

    • C. 

      Difficulty in feeding

    • D. 

      Growth retard

    • E. 

      None of the above

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