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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 159-166

Idiopathic intracranial hypertension: The monster within


Department of Neurology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

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Dr. Vivek Lal
Department of Neurology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh - 160012
India
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DOI: 10.4103/aian.AIAN_190_19

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Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is defined as a syndrome of raised intracranial pressure with normal imaging of the brain and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) composition. There are many controversies and myths that surround IIH. Although patients of IIH may present “typical” symptoms and signs of raised intracranial pressure, clinical scenarios often vary. A typical clinical and radiological finding poses significant problems in diagnosis and management of patients with IIH. We have tried to resolve these controversies and provide a comprehensive update on different aspects of IIH. In this article, we review the common problems encountered while dealing with patients of IIH.


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