The relationship between idiopathic intracranial hypertension and obesity.

  title={The relationship between idiopathic intracranial hypertension and obesity.},
  author={Jan Hannerz and Kaj Ericson},
  volume={49 2},
OBJECTIVE Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is usually considered to result from deficient intracranial absorption of cerebrospinal fluid, but has also been suggested to be caused by decreased cranial venous flow because of increased intrathoracic pressure resulting from intra-abdominal obesity. To test this hypothesis, cerebrospinal fluid pressure (Pcsf), extracranial venous pressure (Pvf), intracranial venous pressure, and body mass index (BMI) were studied in patients with IIH with… CONTINUE READING
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