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 build-up of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).  Pseudotumor cerebri is most common in women between the ages of 20 and 50. Symptoms of this condition mimic symptoms of large brain tumors, such as headache, nausea, vomiting, and pulsating sounds within the head (tinnitus). Pseudotumor cerebri may also cause a rare condition called empty sella syndrome.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Pseudotumor cerebri" returned 37 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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Macular thickness measurements with frequency domain-OCT for quantification of axonal loss in chronic papilledema from pseudotumor cerebri syndrome.
 

Author(s): M L R Monteiro, C L Afonso

Journal: Eye (Lond). 2014 Apr;28(4):390-8.

 

To evaluate the ability of frequency domain-optical coherence tomography (FD-OCT)-measured macular thickness parameters to differentiate between eyes with resolved chronic papilledema and healthy eyes and to evaluate the correlation between FD-OCT measures and visual field (VF) loss ...

Last Updated: 10 Apr 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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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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Magnetic Resonance Venography Pre- and Post-Treatment in Patients With Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Pseudotumor Cerebri

 

Last Updated: 19 Mar 2015

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Comparison of Continuous Non-Invasive and Invasive Intracranial Pressure Measurement
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Hydrocephalus; Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension; Pseudotumor Cerebri

 

Last Updated: 31 Mar 2015

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Last Updated: 26 Jun 2014

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