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What is pseudotumor cerebri?

What is pseudotumor cerebri?

Pseudotumor cerebri: Pseudotumor cerebri is a condition in which the intracranial pressure is too high which leads to optic nerve damage and vision loss. It is diagnosed by imaging the brain by ct scan or MRI and a spinal tap. ...Read more

Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
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Pseudotumor Cerebri (Definition)

Pseudotumor cerebri is a condition in which the pressure inside your skull increases when there is no obvious cause. While symptoms may resemble those of a brain tumor, there is no actual tumor present. The condition occurs more commonly in obese women, especially those ...Read more


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What are the tests for pseudotumor cerebri?

What are the tests for pseudotumor cerebri?

Lumbar Puncture/MRI: These two tests help diagnose pseudotumor cerebri. It is usually a type of high spinal fluid pressure in the brain. It can cause many problems and should be evaluated by your family md, a neurosurgeon, and probably a neuroopthalmologist. ...Read more

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Pseudotumor cerebri disability, what to do?

Options: Treatment of pseudotumor cerebri can include serial spinal taps, medications, weight loss, treatment of medical conditions predisposing to pseudotumor, and ultimately if all else fails a shunt is placed to lower high pressure. The primary risk is damage to the optic nerves if left untreated. ...Read more

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Are there drugs to cure pseudotumor cerebri?

Are there drugs to cure pseudotumor cerebri?

No: There are drugs (acetazolamide and other diuretics) that may alleviate the symptoms of paeudorumor very well, and pseudotumor may often go into remission, but it's hard to call them cures. ...Read more

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How many people suffer from pseudotumor cerebri?

How many people suffer from pseudotumor cerebri?

Pseudotumor cerebri: Pseudotumor cerebri is a relatively common neurologic illness and may be an important preventable cause of blindness in obese young women. As far as incidence i would imagine 1 per 100, 000 to as many as 13 in 100, 000 based on the abstracts. ...Read more

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What are the major symptoms of pseudotumor cerebri?

Pseudotumor cerebri: Pseudotumor cerebri typically occurs in females, overweight and in the teens or early adulthood. The symptoms include headache, severe at times and with worsening symptoms can affect vision with vision loss. ...Read more

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Do you have any suggestions for pseudotumor cerebri?

Pseudotumor: Pseudotumor cerebri or benign intracranial hypertension is a disorder characterized by elevation of intracranial pressure. Clinically, there is a vascular headache followed by blur rinses of vision. Diagnosis is based on clinical examination, neuroimaging and spinal tap. Usually is treated with medication, but sometimes surgical procedures need to be performed. ...Read more

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Could pseudotumor cerebri be related to navy service?

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, hyper or hypovitaminosis a, osa, tbi, obesity. ...Read more