Buildup of CSF pressure without mass lesion or clear etiology
Also known as idiopathic intracranial hypertension
2 proposed mechanisms:
Increased abdominal pressure or intracranial veno...
Typically described as constant, bilateral
Worse in the morning
Worse with Valsalva maneuver
Nausea and vomiting
Tinnitus or pulsatile intracranial...
Airway and circulation management as indicated
IV fluid hydration
Large-volume lumbar puncture of 20...
Consultation obtained from neurology and ophthalmology
Appropriate follow-up arranged
Tolerating oral diuretics
Consider this diagnosis in younger patients with chronic headache
Consider measuring opening pressure when performing lumbar puncture for headache
Measure opening pressure with neck ...
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Galgano MA, Deshaies EM. An update on the...
68267002 Benign intracranial hypertension (disorder)
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