Pseudotumor cerebri

  title={Pseudotumor cerebri},
  author={Paul W. Brazis},
  journal={Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports},
  • P. Brazis
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
Pseudotumor cerebri (PTC) is a syndrome of increased intracranial pressure without hydrocephalus or mass lesion and with normal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) composition. Although often considered to be “idiopathic,” detailed investigation has revealed a high incidence of venous outflow abnormalities in PTC syndrome patients. The thought that elevated intracranial venous sinus pressure is a “universal mechanism” for PTC syndrome of varying etiologies has been called into question by a study… Expand
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