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Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
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Pseudotumor Cerebri (Overview)

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 about to enter menopause.


Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
322 doctors shared insights

Pseudotumor Cerebri (Overview)

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 about to enter menopause.


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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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What are the signs and symptoms of pseudotumor cerebri?

What are the signs and symptoms of pseudotumor cerebri?

Pseudotumor cerebri: Common symptoms are headaches, changes in vision with change in posture, ringing in the ears, nausea, double vision. Signs observed on eye exam include ocular misalignment and swelling of the optic nerves ( papilledema). ...Read more

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A diagnosis of pseudotumor cerebri, 2 spinal taps within normal limits, 2 sets of prisms, recurring headaches, dizziness, double vision. What's next?

A diagnosis of pseudotumor cerebri, 2 spinal taps within normal limits, 2 sets of prisms, recurring headaches, dizziness, double vision. What's next?

Pseudotumor: The peoplw who have this even with normal preyou need a work up toinsure that this id not a sign of inflammatory brain disease fromautoimuune systemic diseasessure, but re are. ...Read more

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Was diagnosed with pseudotumor cerebri. Is there another way to manage the condition so i won't have to get the spinal tap to relieve the pressure?

Pseudotumor cerebri: Typically spinal tap is used for Diagnosis and not as a mode of treatment. Medication, acetazolamide is typically used as well as other things like weight loss if appropriate... ...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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I've got pseudotumor cerebri and i want to know the cause of it?

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 is not often found. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with ih (pseudotumor cerebri). I was told that behind my eyes it was very blurry. What could that mean?

I have been diagnosed with ih (pseudotumor cerebri).  I was told that behind my eyes it was very blurry. What could that mean?

Optic nerve swelling: You need to make an appointment with an ophthalmologist. The optic nerve swelling that occurs in pseudotumor cerebri can lead to blindness. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for pseudotumor cerebri?

Lumbar puncture: Repeated lumbar punctures, steroids and diuretics such as Diamox (acetazolamide) are the usual treatments occasionally a shunt may have to be created by the surgeon for the reduction of pressure if conservative treatment fails. ...Read more

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