Idiopathic intracranial hypertension

  • Earlier called pseudotumor cerebri
  • Unknown etiology
  • Affects young obese women
  • Papilledema 
  • Raised intracranial pressure without intracranial cause, meningeal problem or any cerebral venous thrombosis
  • Tortuosity and ectasia of optic nerve sheaths
  • Flattening of posterior globes
  • Empty sella turcica
  • Narrowing of distal transverse venous sinuses
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Friedman, Deborah I., and Daniel M. Jacobson. “Diagnostic criteria for idiopathic intracranial hypertension.” Neurology 59.10 (2002): 1492-1495.

Wall, Michael. “Idiopathic intracranial hypertension.” Neurologic clinics 28.3 (2010): 593-617.

Bidot, Samuel, et al. “Brain imaging in idiopathic intracranial hypertension.” Journal of neuro-ophthalmology 35.4 (2015): 400-411.