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An uncommon case of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension with diagnostic pitfalls.

Abstract

We report on an unusual case of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH) in a woman of normal weight. Papilledema and increased intracranial pressure are symptoms of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis or idiopathic intrancranial hypertension. Because of the different treatment strategies, it is important to keep these two diseases separate. We show that the use of different imaging methods is an important tool in obtaining an effective diagnosis.

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  • Authors

    Mrfka M, Pistracher K, Schökler B, Wissa S, Kurschel-Lackner S

    Institution

    Department of Neurosurgery, Medical University Graz, Graz, Austria. manuel.mrfka@medunigraz.at

    Source

    Acta neurochirurgica. Supplement 114: 2012 pg 235-7

    MeSH

    Adult
    Cranial Sinuses
    Diagnosis, Differential
    Female
    Humans
    Intracranial Hypertension
    Magnetic Resonance Angiography
    Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    Papilledema
    Sinus Thrombosis, Intracranial
    Tomography, X-Ray Computed

    Pub Type(s)

    Case Reports
    Journal Article

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    22327700