A neuro-Behçet's case complicated with intracranial hypertension successfully treated by a lumboperitoneal shunt.

@article{Erdem2006ANC,
  title={A neuro-Behçet's case complicated with intracranial hypertension successfully treated by a lumboperitoneal shunt.},
  author={Hakan Erdem and Ayhan Dinç and S. Louise Pay and Ismail Simşek and Yusuf Uysal},
  journal={Joint, bone, spine : revue du rhumatisme},
  year={2006},
  volume={73 2},
  pages={200-1}
}
A 21-year-old man had been diagnosed as having thrombosis of the dural sinus secondary to Behçet's disease. Despite treatment with acetozolamide, azathioprine and methylprednisolone over the ensuing 6 months, he had little improvement in his symptoms of intracranial hypertension and required frequent lumbar CFS drainage. The patient then underwent lumboperitoneal shunt operation, which resulted in rapid resolution of papilledema and gradual improvement in the visual field. In conclusion, we… CONTINUE READING