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

[Pseudotumor cerebri revealing sarcoidosis].
 

Author(s): Mounira El Euch, Madiha Mahfoudhi, Wafa Skouri, Fethi Ben Hamida, Fatima Jaziri, Khaoula Ben Abdelghani, Sami Turki, Taïeb Ben Abdallah

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Sarcoidosis is a multivisceral granulomatosis of unknown aetiology which may have various clinical and radiological manifestations. Cerebral sarcoidosis, although rare, can appears as a misleading pseudotumor. We report the case of a young Tunisian adult hospitalized for intracranial ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Normal Pressure Pseudotumor Cerebri: A Series of Six Patients.
 

Author(s): Mohamed AbdelRahman Abdelfatah

Journal: Turk Neurosurg. 2017 ;27(2):208-211.

 

Pseudotumor cerebri (PTC) is a condition characterized by symptoms and signs of increased intracranial pressure (ICP) with no intracranial mass or hydrocephalus, and with normal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) composition. A variant of PTC known as "Normal Pressure Pseudotumor Cerebri" ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Presumed Pseudotumor Cerebri Syndrome After Withdrawal of Inhaled Glucocorticoids.
 

Author(s): Young Joon Kwon, Julian L Allen, Grant T Liu, Shana E McCormack

Journal: Pediatrics. 2016 Jun;137(6):.

 

Pseudotumor cerebri syndrome (PTCS) is characterized by increased intracranial pressure with normal brain parenchyma and cerebrospinal fluid constituents. PTCS after withdrawal of systemic corticosteroids also has been described in children. In contrast, to our knowledge, PTCS after ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Pseudotumor cerebri" returned 10 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Therapeutic approaches to pediatric pseudotumor cerebri: New insights from literature data.
 

Author(s): Giovanna Vitaliti, Piero Pavone, Nassim Matin, Omidreza Tabatabaie, Salvatore Cocuzza, Michele Vecchio, Luigi Maiolino, Paola Di Mauro, Angelo Conti, Riccardo Lubrano, Agostino Serra, Raffaele Falsaperla

Journal: Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol. 2017 Mar;30(1):94-97.

 

The pseudotumor cerebri syndrome (PTCS), also known as idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), is characterized by signs and symptoms of increased intracranial pressure such as headache and cranial nerve palsies, in the absence of any space-occupying mass. This condition commonly ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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: 31 Dec 1969

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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.

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Multifocal Chromatic Pupilloperimetry in Patients With Pseudotumor Cerebri and Healthy Subjects.
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Pseudotumor Cerebri

 

Last Updated: 3 Oct 2017

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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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Surgical Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Treatment Trial
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

 

Last Updated: 17 Apr 2018

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