Idiopathic intracranial hypertension: Update on diagnosis and management.

Wakerley, Benjamin R, Mollan, Susan P and Sinclair, Alexandra J (2020) Idiopathic intracranial hypertension: Update on diagnosis and management. Clinical medicine (London, England), 20 (4). pp. 384-388. ISSN 1473-4893. This article is available to all UHB staff and students via ASK Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c by using their UHB Athens login IDs

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Abstract

Idiopathic intracranial hypertension is a condition of raised intracranial pressure of unknown cause. Features include new onset headache, which is frequently non-specific; papilloedema is present, visual disturbances are common; and there may be sixth nerve palsy. Diagnosis includes brain imaging with venography to exclude structural causes and venous sinus thrombosis. Lumbar puncture reveals pressure greater than 250 mmCSF with normal constituents. Treatments aim to modify the disease, prevent permanent visual loss and manage headaches. These include weight loss. For those with rapid visual decline, urgent surgical intervention is essential. For most, this is a chronic condition characterised by significantly disabling headaches.

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Additional Information: This article is available to all UHB staff and students via ASK Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c by using their UHB Athens login IDs
Subjects: WL Nervous system. Neurology
Divisions: Emergency Services > Neurology
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Depositing User: Jamie Edgar
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2020 09:47
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2021 10:40
URI: http://www.repository.uhblibrary.co.uk/id/eprint/3322

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