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Pseudotumor

Lawrence C. Newman and Morris Levin

in Headache and Facial Pain

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780195373875
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322800 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195373875.003.0025

Series: What Do I Do Now

Pseudotumor

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Pseudotumor cerebri, or idiopathic intracranial hypertension, often affects young obese women. Hallmarks are headaches of various types, papilledema, and increased opening pressure on lumbar puncture. When headaches or visual dysfunction fail to respond to acetazolamide, there are several other alternatives, which are explained in this chapter.

Chapter.  1026 words. 

Subjects: Neurology ; Pain Medicine

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