otitic hydrocephalus


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o·tit·ic hy·dro·ceph·a·lus

a form of hydrocephalus associated with otitis media and thrombosis of one or both sigmoid sinuses of the dura, characterized by marked increase in cerebrospinal fluid pressure.

idiopathic intracranial hypertension

A 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.
 
Clinical findings
Headache, nausea, vomiting, pulsatile tinnitus, double vision and other visual symptoms; with time, swelling of the optic disc and blindness.
 
Workup
Brain scan and a lumbar puncture to exclude organic disease.

Management
Acetazolamide, or surgery to relieve the pressure.
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Left untreated, the potential complications of otitis media include otalgia, hearing loss, otorrhea, balance and coordination disturbance, acute coalescent mastoiditis, chronic mastoiditis, tympanic membrane perforation, cholesteatoma, ossicular erosion, facial nerve paralysis, meningitis, labyrinthitis, focal otitic encephalitis, lateral sinus thrombophlebitis, otitic hydrocephalus, periauricular subperiosteal abscess, Bezold's abscess, and epidural, subdural, and brain abscess.