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What're the symptoms of pseudotumor cerebri?

The most common symptom of pseudotumor cerebri is headache. Other symptoms include eye pain, vision loss and nerve palsy in the nerve that stimulates the eye muscle that moves the eye sideways (the 6th cranial nerve). This can lead to double vision. The condition occurs more frequently in women than men. People with this condition are often obese, with large weight gains during the pre-menstrual part of the cycle. Headache, worse in the morning, is the most common complaint. It may be aggravated by sudden movements, such as coughing. There may be transient loss of vision with a change in position. This has the potential to cause permanent vision loss, if severe and untreated. In order to make this diagnosis, the most important conditions that need to be ruled out that can cause increased intracranial pressure include venous sinus thrombosis, infection hydrocephalus, or any intracranial mass lesion (such as a tumor).

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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