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Is pseudotumor cerebri genetic?

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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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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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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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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Can chiari malformation cause menieres diseaease?

Can  chiari malformation cause menieres diseaease?

No relationship.: No, arnold chiari malformation cannot cause meniere's disease. Meniere's disease is an inner ear disorder, whereas a chiari malformation is a brain condition. A chiari malformation occurs when the bottom of the brain (the brainstem) extends below the opening of the skull. ...Read more

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What others conditions can mimic pseudotumor cerebri?

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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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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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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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Does paraneoplastic neurological syndrome cause tachycardia?

Does paraneoplastic neurological syndrome cause tachycardia?

Well it can. : paraneoplastic syndromes of the nervous system usually can have varying symptoms of all kinds depending on the body part being injured. one of the things that can be injured is known as Dysautonomia. This means injury to the body functions that are involuntary that includes heart rate. ...Read more

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What is arnold chiari syndrome?

What is arnold chiari syndrome?

Malformation: Chiari described different defects of the cerebellum. Arnold added details of a very specific malformation (chiari type 2). Low lying tonsils with elongation of medulla, kinking of fourth ventricle with obstruction, and associated fusing of thalamus, hydrocephalus, peaking of quadrigeminal plate, etc. Associated with spinal bifida. Sorry you asked? ...Read more

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What is idiopathic intracranial hypertension?

What is idiopathic intracranial hypertension?

Unknown cause: Ideopathic means unknown. Pressure in the brain is usually due to tumor or infection. If these are ruled out, the pressure is considered ideopathic. Another term can be pseudo tumor. There can be normal pressure hydrocephalus in the elderly, but reducing "pressure" makes them better. ...Read more

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Please explain arnold chiari syndrome.?

Please explain arnold chiari syndrome.?

Now called Chiari ll: A retrospective look has taken arnold's name away. There are two main types of chiari malformations that are not really related to each other. Chiari 1 affects adults and is the result of a small brain compartment that forces the cerebellar tonsils through the foramen magnum. Chiari 11 affects children from birth and is associated with a myelomeningocele at birth. The brainstem itself is altered. ...Read more

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Can sudden blindness be related to pseudotumor cerebri?

Can sudden blindness be related to  pseudotumor cerebri?

Explanation: The increased intracranial pressure does affect vision with periodic "obscurational" episodes, but sudden bilateral complete blindness does not occur. Instead the vision becomes very blurred with significant degradation which initially returns. If the pressure is not controlled, there is a steady worsening of vision that can lead to blindness. ...Read more

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What can cause pots disease (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome)?

What can cause pots disease (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome)?

Unclear: The exact cause of pots is not known. One theory is that it occurs after a viral infection, even one that is very minor. ...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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