A patient with low pressure idiopathic intracranial hypertension and multiple cranial neuropathies

Authors: Arora A, Sreenivasan S, Naeem Raza M.

Idiopathic intracranial hypertension is a disorder of increased intracranial pressure of unknown cause. Idiopathic intracranial hypertension can present with a wide spectrum of neurological signs, especially cranial nerve palsies, which are mostly thought to be caused by a pressure-dependent stretching mechanism. Treatment is guided by aetiology whenever possible; otherwise drainage of CSF by ventriculostomy or shunt is needed.

Full text and source: British Journal of Hospital Medicine

Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2013 Dec;74(12):696-7.