Pseudotumor Cerebri

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Pseudotumor cerebri is a clinical syndrome in which signs and, sometimes, symptoms of raised intracranial pressure are present but in which mental and neurological function are unaffected. Therefore, the diagnosis is reached after mass and other structural causes of raised pressure have been excluded. Many causes of pseudotumour have been suggested, not all of them well documented. Pathogenesis, however, includes cerebral edema, increased cerebral blood volume, and decreased cerebro spinal fluid absorption. Except for the risk to vision in a minority of cases, the prognosis is excellent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)431-436
Number of pages6
JournalCanadian Journal of Neurological Sciences / Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1978
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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