Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension and Pregnancy

  title={Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension and Pregnancy},
  author={A Kesler and Michael J. Kupferminc},
  journal={Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology},
Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is a disease particularly affecting young obese women of child-bearing age. IIH can occur at any trimester during pregnancy. There is no increase in maternal, fetal, or neonatal mortality or morbidity in pregnant women diagnosed with IIH. Visual outcome is the same for nonpregnant patients with IIH. Acetazolamide is the mainstay of medical therapy for IIH. No evidence has been found with respect to the adverse effects of acetazolamide use during… 

Management of idiopathic intracranial hypertension in pregnancy

The case of a 33-year-old woman with progressive visual loss and intractable headache from 20 weeks’ gestation requiring ventriculoperitoneal shunting during pregnancy is reported.

Case Report of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension in Pregnancy.

  • Susan Bell
  • Medicine
    Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN
  • 2022

Managing idiopathic intracranial hypertension in pregnancy: practical advice

Although weight gain is expected in pregnancy, excessive weight gain may exacerbate IIH and increase maternal and fetal complications; evidence-based recommendations for non-IIH pregnancies may help in guiding optimal gestational weight gain.

Update on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension.

Questions regarding the best surgical strategy, the indications for venous sinus stenting, and the diagnostic role of the radiologic findings commonly seen in IIH have remained unanswered.

Neurologic disease with pregnancy and considerations for the obstetric anesthesiologist.

By increasing understanding of anesthetic issues for parturients with neurologic disease, providers may more effectively anticipate anesthetic considerations, thereby optimize care plans, thereby optimizing care plans.

Headache in Pregnancy and the Puerperium.

  • R. Burch
  • Medicine, Psychology
    Neurologic clinics
  • 2019



[Pregnancy and benign intracranial hypertension].

Any woman who has previously developed BIH during pregnancy should not be advised against future pregnancies, but in the case of a new pregnancy, a very close control should be carried out in order to avoid an excessive increase in weight.

Idiopathic intracranial hypertension in pregnancy

Iiopathic intracranial hypertension appears to present during the first two trimesters of pregnancy with typical symptoms and findings, and visual outcome is similar as for non-pregnant women.

The use of acetazolamide in idiopathic intracranial hypertension during pregnancy.

Medical and surgical management of idiopathic intracranial hypertension in pregnancy

It has been found that pregnancy occurs in IIH patients at about the same rate as in the general population, that IIH can occur in any trimester of pregnancy, that patients have the same spontaneous abortion rate as the generalpopulation, and that the visual outcome is the same as for nonpregnant patients with IIH.

Idiopathic intracranial hypertension

The Use of Acetazolamide During Pregnancy in Intracranial Hypertension Patients

There is no convincing evidence for an adverse effect for acetazolamide use in human pregnancy, even when prescribed prior to the 13th week of gestation, and this medication should remain a treatment option in pregnant women when clinically indicated.

Pseudotumor cerebri and pregnancy.

Treatment of PTC patients in pregnancy should be the same as for nonpregnant P TC patients, except that calorie restriction and diuretic use are contraindicated.

Cerebral venous thrombosis occurring during an ectopic pregnancy and complicated by intracranial hypertension.

An apparently unique case of sagittal sinus thrombosis occurring during an ectopic pregnancy is described, which was subsequently complicated by intracranial hypertension in spite of clinical improvement and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) evidence suggesting a return of venous patency.

Benign intracranial hypertension in pregnancy: current diagnostic and therapeutic approach.

Various diagnostic and therapeutic approaches in the management of BIH are described, with special emphasis on the newer neurodiagnostic and neurosurgical approaches.

Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (Pseudotumor cerebri)

  • M. Wall
  • Medicine
    Current neurology and neuroscience reports
  • 2008
The main morbidity of IIH is visual loss, which is present in most patients and can usually be reversed if recognized early in the course of the disease and treated.