benign intracranial hypertension
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idiopathic intracranial hypertensionA neurological disorder characterised by an idiopathic increase in intracranial pressure in the absence of organic disease; it is more common in young women, especially if obese.
Headache, nausea, vomiting, pulsatile tinnitus, double vision and other visual symptoms; with time, swelling of the optic disc and blindness.
Brain scan and a lumbar puncture to exclude organic disease.
Acetazolamide, or surgery to relieve the pressure.
pseu·do·tu·mor cer·e·bri(sū'dō-tū'mĕr ser'ĕ-brī)
A condition, commonly associated with obesity in young women, of cerebral edema with narrowed small ventricles but with increased intracranial pressure and frequently papilledema.