Pseudotumor cerebri

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Pseudotumor cerebri

Pseudotumor cerebri is a condition that affects the brain. The name of this condition literally means "false brain tumor." It is likely due to high pressure within the skull caused by the buildup or poor absorption of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Pseudotumor cerebri is most common in women between the ages of 20 and 50. Symptoms of pseudotumor cerebri mimic symptoms of large brain tumors, such as headache, nausea, vomiting, and pulsating sounds within the head. Pseudotumor cerebri also cause a rare condition called empty sella syndrome.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Pseudotumor cerebri" returned 38 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Primary pseudotumor cerebri syndrome in a young obese African woman.
 

Author(s): Ludo T Molobe, Jemal Shifa, Canuto Silava, Kabo Mojela, Francesca Cainelli, Sandro Vento

Journal: Isr. Med. Assoc. J.. 2014 Sep;16(9):595-6.

 

Last Updated: 29 Oct 2014

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Pseudotumor cerebri in a child treated with acitretin: a rare occurrence.
 

Author(s): Somenath Sarkar, Kapildev Das, Soumyajit Roychoudhury, Arpit Shrimal

Journal: Indian J Pharmacol. ;45(1):89-90.

 

Pseudotumor cerebri (PTC) is a rare neurological disorder characterized by increased intracranial pressure in absence of any intra-cranial space-occupying lesion. It is mostly due to impairment of drainage of CSF from arachnoid villi. Clinically pseudotumor cerebri presents with headache, ...

Last Updated: 1 Apr 2013

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Sutural diastasis caused by pseudotumor cerebri.
 

Author(s): Saim Kazan, Tanju Ucar, Umut Turgut

Journal: Turk Neurosurg. 2012 ;22(4):458-60.

 

The diagnosis of pseudotumor cerebri is based on the triad of: (1) papilloedema, (2) elevated intracranial pressure with a normal cerebrospinal constituency and (3) normal central nervous system imaging studies. However, the diagnosis of pseudotumor cerebri is not always straightforward. ...

Last Updated: 30 Jul 2012

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The terms "Pseudotumor cerebri" returned 6 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Pseudotumor cerebri: brief review of clinical syndrome and imaging findings.
 

Author(s): A J Degnan, L M Levy

Journal: AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2011 Dec;32(11):1986-93.

 

PTC is a clinical entity of uncertain etiology characterized by intracranial hypertension. The syndrome classically manifests with headaches and visual changes in women with obesity. Traditionally, imaging ruled out secondary causes of elevated CSF pressure but now may reveal findings ...

Last Updated: 14 Dec 2011

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Pediatric idiopathic intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri).
 

Author(s): Melissa W Ko, Grant T Liu

Journal: Horm Res Paediatr. 2010 ;74(6):381-9.

 

Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), or pseudotumor cerebri, is a condition of elevated intracranial pressure in the absence of clinical, laboratory or radiological evidence of an intracranial space occupying lesion that can occur in the pediatric population. While IIH is more ...

Last Updated: 16 Dec 2010

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Subarachnoid hemorrhage and intracereebral hematoma following lumboperitoneal shunt for pseudotumor cerebri: a rare complication.
 

Author(s): A Suri, P Pandey, V S Mehta

Journal: Neurol India. 2002 Dec;50(4):508-10.

 

Placement of lumboperitoneal (LP) shunt as a surgical treatment for benign intracranial hypertension (BIH) is generally a safe procedure, with complications like mechanical failure, overdrainage and infections. Subarachnoid hemorrhage and intracerebral hematoma were seen after lumboperitoneal ...

Last Updated: 10 Feb 2003

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Last Updated: 26 Jun 2014

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Comparison of Continuous Non-Invasive and Invasive Intracranial Pressure Measurement
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Hydrocephalus; Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension; Pseudotumor Cerebri

 

Last Updated: 10 Dec 2013

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Stenting of Venous Sinus Stenosis for Medically Refractory Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

 

Last Updated: 8 Sep 2014

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