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 43 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Factors affecting visual loss and visual recovery in patients with pseudotumor cerebri syndrome.
 

Author(s): Clara L Afonso, Aley Talans, Mário Luiz Ribeiro Monteiro

Journal: Arq Bras Oftalmol. ;78(3):175-9.

 

To investigate the frequency of visual loss (VL), possible predictive factors of VL, and improvement in patients with pseudotumor cerebri (PTC) syndrome.

Last Updated: 30 Jul 2015

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[Pseudotumor cerebri in children with sickle cell disease].
 

Author(s): P Butori, A Jean-Charles, G Elana, H Merle

Journal: J Fr Ophtalmol. 2015 Jan;38(1):e5-6.

 

Last Updated: 24 Jan 2015

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Overweight and obesity in pediatric secondary pseudotumor cerebri syndrome.
 

Author(s): Grace L Paley, Claire A Sheldon, Evanette K Burrows, Marianne R Chilutti, Grant T Liu, Shana E McCormack

Journal: Am. J. Ophthalmol.. 2015 Feb;159(2):344-52.e1.

 

To examine the clinical, demographic, and anthropometric patient characteristics of secondary pseudotumor cerebri syndrome in children and adolescents based on the recently revised diagnostic criteria.

Last Updated: 27 Dec 2014

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The terms "Pseudotumor cerebri" returned 9 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

An update on the pathophysiology of idiopathic intracranial hypertension alias pseudotumor cerebri.
 

Author(s): Betül Baykan, Esme Ekizoğlu, Güneş Altıokka Uzun

Journal: Agri. 2015 ;27(2):63-72.

 

Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is a syndrome characterized by increased intracranial pressure of unknown cause, leading to severe headache, papilledema and visual disturbances. Its former name, pseudotumor cerebri, has gained popularity recently. The strongest and most ...

Last Updated: 6 May 2015

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Pseudotumor cerebri: an update on treatment options.
 

Author(s): Sarita B Dave, Prem S Subramanian

Journal: Indian J Ophthalmol. 2014 Oct;62(10):996-8.

 

The aim was to identify Pseudotumor cerebri treatment options and assess their efficacy.

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2014

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An integrated mechanism of pediatric pseudotumor cerebri syndrome: evidence of bioenergetic and hormonal regulation of cerebrospinal fluid dynamics.
 

Author(s): Claire A Sheldon, Young Joon Kwon, Grant T Liu, Shana E McCormack

Journal: Pediatr. Res.. 2015 Feb;77(2):282-9.

 

Pseudotumor cerebri syndrome (PTCS) is defined by the presence of elevated intracranial pressure (ICP) in the setting of normal brain parenchyma and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Headache, vision changes, and papilledema are common presenting features. Up to 10% of appropriately treated ...

Last Updated: 17 Jan 2015

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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: 21 Apr 2016

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Stenting of Venous Sinus Stenosis for Medically Refractory Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

 

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2015

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Axial Length and Central Corneal Thickness in Benign Intracranial Hypertension
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Benign Intracranial Hypertension

 

Last Updated: 2 Sep 2015

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