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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.

Authors

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

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