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Are there alternative treatments for pseudotumor cerebri

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
39 years experience Neurology
Diamox (acetazolamide): Decrease pressure in spinal fluid by 1-meds topamax, (topiramate) diamox, Lasix 2-optic nerve fenestration protect the optic nerve from pressure 3-l ... Read More
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Dr. Randolph Evans
43 years experience Neurology
No: Pseudotumor cerebri can occasionally result in visual loss and blindness in addition to severe headaches. Pseudotumor needs to be carefully followed b ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
See doctor: Pseudotumor cerebri is an acquired condition that mimics increased pressure on the brain, but is usually benign. The most common cause is excessive v ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Eisenberg
33 years experience Neurosurgery
No: Pseudotumor is most commonly seen in overweight females and is associated with increased intracranial pressure. If left untreated it can affect your ... Read More
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Dr. Howard Pomeranz
28 years experience Ophthalmology
Pseudotumor cerebri: If pseudo tumor cerebri goes untreated, it can lead to permanent vision loss and severe headaches.
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Dr. Jonathan Dissin
39 years experience Neurology
Diamox (acetazolamide): Diamox (acetazolamide) is the standard oral medication to reduce the production of csf, and reduce the headache. It is vitally important to obtain a ... Read More
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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
58 years experience Neurology
Lumbar puncture: Repeated lumbar punctures, steroids and diuretics such as Diamox (acetazolamide) are the usual treatments occasionally a shunt may have to be created ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Non-operative: Weight loss will often help. Many patients will respond to fluid restriction, corticosteroids and diuretics. In rare cases either optic nerve fenestr ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Galina Nikolskaya
11 years experience Neurology
Eye exam, LP: Opthalmologic exam showing swelling of the optic disks, visual acuity and field testing showing potential loss of peripheral vision, If severe acuity ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
61 years experience Ophthalmology
No: No, not necessarily. Most people are often obese.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Evans
43 years experience Neurology
1-2/100,000/yr: Each year, 1-2 out of 100, 000 people develop pseudotumor cerebri. Pseudotumor cerebri is more common among obese women between the ages of 15 and 44 ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
36 years experience Neurology
If you had TBI maybe: There is a long list of things that contribute to pseudotumor. Lead poisoning, tetracycline use, brain surgery, hormone disorder, iron deficiency, hyp ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Suhas Pai
Dr. Suhas Pai answered
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Malignant htn: Extreme elevations in blood pressure can cause headaches and edema of the optic nerves. Tumors of the brain can also symptoms similar to pseudotumor.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
39 years experience Neurosurgery
Pseudotumor cerebri: In most cases the cause of PC is not really known. There are however some drugs that have been know to induce the disorder but in most cases the cause ... Read More
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