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What is the usual treatment for pseudotumor cerebri?

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Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Non-operative

Weight loss will often help.
Many patients will respond to fluid restriction, corticosteroids and diuretics. In rare cases either optic nerve fenestration or shunting may be required but these are really last resort choices. Visual loss is possible and must be checked carefully.

In brief: Non-operative

Weight loss will often help.
Many patients will respond to fluid restriction, corticosteroids and diuretics. In rare cases either optic nerve fenestration or shunting may be required but these are really last resort choices. Visual loss is possible and must be checked carefully.
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Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology

In brief: Pseudotumor cerebri

Treatment is to lose some weight, lower spinal fluid pressure by taking a diuretic such as diamox, (acetazolamide) and monitor eye function with eye exams by an ophthalmologist.
Headaches can be treated by a neurologist.

In brief: Pseudotumor cerebri

Treatment is to lose some weight, lower spinal fluid pressure by taking a diuretic such as diamox, (acetazolamide) and monitor eye function with eye exams by an ophthalmologist.
Headaches can be treated by a neurologist.
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