Increased intracranial pressure in spontaneous CSF leak patients is not associated with papilledema.

@article{Aaron2014IncreasedIP,
  title={Increased intracranial pressure in spontaneous CSF leak patients is not associated with papilledema.},
  author={Geoffrey P. Aaron and Jennifer I Doyle and Michael S. Vaphiades and Kristen O. Riley and Bradford A Woodworth},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={151 6},
  pages={1061-6}
}
OBJECTIVE Spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks typically present in patients with undiagnosed idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) secondary to pressure erosion of the skull base. Despite elevated intracranial pressure (ICP) on lumbar puncture or ventriculostomy, patients with spontaneous CSF leaks rarely complain of visual disturbances. The objective of this study is to correlate the presence of preoperative papilledema with opening ICP in patients undergoing endoscopic repair of… CONTINUE READING
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