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How is pseudotumor cerebri diagnosed?

Pseudotumor cerebri is diagnosed by brain scanning (MRI or CAT scans) showing abnormalities together with elevated spinal fluid pressure noted by the doctor during the lumbar puncture. A spinal tap, or withdrawal of cerebrospinal fluid using a thin needle, will reveal increased intracranial pressure. If enough fluid is removed, the headache will often be relieved, further confirming the diagnosis.

More information on pseudotumor cerebri

What is pseudotumor cerebri? - Pseudotumor cerebri is a condition that causes increased intracranial pressure, or pressure within the brain, for unknown reasons.
What causes pseudotumor cerebri? - Possible causes of pseudotumor cerebri include a defect in cerebral spinal fluid absorption, increased cerebral swelling or cerebral blood volumes.
What're the symptoms of pseudotumor cerebri? - Symptom of pseudotumor cerebri include headache, eye pain, vision loss and nerve palsy in the nerve that stimulates the eye muscle that moves the eye sideways.
How is pseudotumor cerebri diagnosed? - Pseudotumor cerebri is diagnosed by brain scanning (MRI or CAT scans) showing abnormalities together with elevated spinal fluid pressure.
What's the treatment for pseudotumor cerebri? - Treatment of pseudotumor cerebri is directed at the condition causing the pseudotumor. Hyperosmotic drugs may be used to reduce fluid buildup.
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