Pseudotumor cerebri

Nicky R. Holdeman, Nimi Mahendroo, Rosa A. Tang

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Pseudotumor cerebri (PTC) is a syndrome characterized by increased intracranial pressure, predominantly affecting obese females of childbearing age. Symptoms of PTC can mimic those of an intracranial tumor and include headache, vomiting, transient visual obscurations, visual field defects, diplopia, and tinnitus. The hallmark sign is papilledema. Pseudotumor cerebri is a diagnosis of exclusion, based on negative neuroimaging and normal cerebrospinal fluid composition. The prognosis for vision preservation is good in most cases if a timely diagnosis is made and proper treatment is initiated. The following case report describes a 29-year-old female with PTC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)56-62
Number of pages7
JournalClinical and Surgical Ophthalmology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology


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