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Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension 

Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

Matthew J. Thurtell

, Robert L. Tomsak

, and Robert B. Daroff

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date: 24 October 2018

Idiopathic intracranial hypertension is a syndrome of raised intracranial pressure of unknown cause that most often occurs in obese young women. Bilateral papilledema is usually present and can cause severe, irreversible vision loss if left untreated. In this chapter, we review the symptoms, signs, evaluation, and management of idiopathic intracranial hypertension.

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