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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

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Is pseudotumor cerebri genetic?

Pseudotumor cerebri: There are have some cases described where pseudotumor cerebri seems to run in the family and a genetic/hereditary basis is suspected. However that is the exception and most cases are not inherited. ...Read more

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What is idiopathic intracranial hypertension (also known as pseudotumor cerebri)?

Pseudotumor: is caused by an imbalance of CSF production vs. resorption. The list of causes is lengthy. Low Vit A or iron, elevated Vit A, female gender, obesity or weight gain, tetracycline exposure, obstructive sleep apnea and endocrinologic disorders are contributory. The headaches are typically mild to moderate, diffuse and worsen with reclining. There may be blurring of vision or diplopia. ...Read more

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Can pseudotumor cerebri be fatal?

Pseudotumor cerebri: Pseudotomor cerebri is a very serious disorder and needs to be treated, usually by a neurologist and if treated is rarely fatal. ...Read more

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Is pseudo-tumo cerebri and intracranial hypertension the same thing?

Is pseudo-tumo cerebri and intracranial hypertension the same thing?

Benign: Pseudo tumor cerebri and benign intracranial hypertension are similar. They often present with obesity and a severe confusing headache. The pressure can be damaging to the eyes and cause sight impairment so while it can be treated, it needs to be picked up early. ...Read more

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What others conditions can mimic pseudotumor cerebri?

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. ...Read more

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Can pregnacy affect pseudotumor cerebru patients?

Can pregnacy affect pseudotumor cerebru patients?

Depends: Depends on the severity. Most will be fine during pregnancy some can be more symptomatic. Some of the early symptoms of pregnancy can be similar to pseudotumor cerebri. A team approach is needed with neurology, opthamology and ob. Some patient will need a cesarean to avoid pushing and aggravating the condition. ...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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Is pseudotumor cerebri while pregnant common?

Not common: Pseudotumor cerebri has been associated with steroid use and hormone imbalance. It can occur with pregnancy but is rare. Treatment is just repeated spinal taps to relieve pressure, and decompression of the optic nerves if severe enough to affect vision. Continued drainage of spinal fluid can be done by placing a lumbo-peritoneal shunt. Diamox (acetazolamide) can be used but not while pregnant. ...Read more

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Does pseudotumor cerebri cause double vision out of one eye, or out of both eyes?

Does pseudotumor cerebri cause double vision out of one eye, or out of both eyes?

Monocular diplopia: can occur with pseudotumor. It is rare. Transmission of raised intracranial pressure forward through the CSF space surrounding the optic nerve can cause papilledema and this can sometimes cause a distortion in the shape of the retina that produces two images in part of the visual field from one eye. I saw my first case of this in 1989 as a neurology resident rotating through neuro-ophthalmology. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between optic nerve atrophy and pseudotumor cerebri?

Is there a connection between optic nerve atrophy and pseudotumor cerebri?

Increase pressure: When spinal fluid pressure increase it compromise blood flow to the optic nerves. ...Read more

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Does ocular migraine cause blurred vision?

During attack: Ocular (occiipital) migraine can blur the vision during the attack. The vision returns to normal after the attack is over. If blur persists after the attack, then look for another cause. ...Read more

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Is pseudo tumor cerebri is related to oversleeping?

Is pseudo tumor cerebri is related to oversleeping?

Pseudotumor cerebrii: Not usually. More likely due to hypervitaminosis a or other medications. ...Read more

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Can you list eye manifestation due to brain tumor compress optic nerve?

Can you list eye manifestation due to brain tumor compress optic nerve?

Visual field defects: As the tumor compresses the optic nerve, there will be a visual field defects. This can be in one eye if it happens before the optic chiasm or in both eyes if it happens after the chiasm. If there is any visual field defects, the tumor should be removed. ...Read more

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Enlarged perivascular space in basal ganglia. Is by any cranial nerves? Double vision, enlarged pupils, trigeminal neuralgia, pulsating tinnitus

Enlarged perivascular space in basal ganglia. Is by any cranial nerves? Double vision, enlarged pupils, trigeminal neuralgia, pulsating tinnitus

Neurologic issues: None of what you describe is normal. I would suggest that you seek the opinion of both the Neurologist and the Neurosurgeon and possibly the Interventional Neuroradiologist. ...Read more