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Pseudotumor Cerebri (intracranial hypertension) is a condition where there is an increase in pressure of fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord (cerebrospinal fluid or CSF) mimicing a brain tumor. The cause is unknown. The most common symptom is headache but also include eye-pain, vision loss and double vision. Pseudotumor cerebri is diagnosed with MRI or CAT scans and treated by discontinuing offending medications (if applicable), weight loss and diuretic medications. The condition can also be helped by repeated drainage of spinal fluid using the lumbar puncture.

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Terms related to Pseudotumor Cerebri:

  • Benign Intracranial Hypertension
  • Hypertension, Idiopathic Intracranial
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intracranial Hypertension