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Idiopathic intracranial hypertension in children: clinical presentations and management.

Aboul Enein HA, Abo Khair AF - Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol (2008)

Bottom Line: Idiopathic intracranial is common in adults, particularly obese young women, but also occurs in children and adolescents.This study is a prospective study conducted in the Alexandria Medical School, Egypt, between the periods starting from January 2003 till December 2007.If diagnosed early, visual acuity can be saved with proper management.

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Affiliation: Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria Medical School, Egypt.

ABSTRACT

Background: Idiopathic intracranial is common in adults, particularly obese young women, but also occurs in children and adolescents.

Aim: Clinical presentation of idiopathic intracranial hypertension in the pediatric population and how the presenting signs and symptoms may be different from those seen among adult patients.

Results: This study is a prospective study conducted in the Alexandria Medical School, Egypt, between the periods starting from January 2003 till December 2007. Ten patients were included in this study, 9 patients were treated with repeated spinal taps while only one patient necessitated insertion of a theco-peritoneal shunt.

Conclusion: Idiopathic intracranial hypertension may occur in children as among adults. If diagnosed early, visual acuity can be saved with proper management.

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Figure 0002: Coronal MRI showing delta sign demonstrating superior sinus thrombosis.

Mentions: Computerized axial tomography of the whole brain and posterior fossa with intra venous contrast was done to all of our patients to exclude the presence of any mass lesions. MRI brain was done to all patients to exclude tonsillar herniation. MRV of the brain was done for one patient with fulminate clinical signs and symptoms where venous sinus thrombosis was suspected (Fig 1 and 2).


Idiopathic intracranial hypertension in children: clinical presentations and management.

Aboul Enein HA, Abo Khair AF - Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol (2008)

Coronal MRI showing delta sign demonstrating superior sinus thrombosis.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 0002: Coronal MRI showing delta sign demonstrating superior sinus thrombosis.
Mentions: Computerized axial tomography of the whole brain and posterior fossa with intra venous contrast was done to all of our patients to exclude the presence of any mass lesions. MRI brain was done to all patients to exclude tonsillar herniation. MRV of the brain was done for one patient with fulminate clinical signs and symptoms where venous sinus thrombosis was suspected (Fig 1 and 2).

Bottom Line: Idiopathic intracranial is common in adults, particularly obese young women, but also occurs in children and adolescents.This study is a prospective study conducted in the Alexandria Medical School, Egypt, between the periods starting from January 2003 till December 2007.If diagnosed early, visual acuity can be saved with proper management.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria Medical School, Egypt.

ABSTRACT

Background: Idiopathic intracranial is common in adults, particularly obese young women, but also occurs in children and adolescents.

Aim: Clinical presentation of idiopathic intracranial hypertension in the pediatric population and how the presenting signs and symptoms may be different from those seen among adult patients.

Results: This study is a prospective study conducted in the Alexandria Medical School, Egypt, between the periods starting from January 2003 till December 2007. Ten patients were included in this study, 9 patients were treated with repeated spinal taps while only one patient necessitated insertion of a theco-peritoneal shunt.

Conclusion: Idiopathic intracranial hypertension may occur in children as among adults. If diagnosed early, visual acuity can be saved with proper management.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus