Pseudotumor

Pseudotumor is a condition that occurs with increased pressure of the spinal fluid surrounding the brain. Certain drugs, hormones, vitamins, infections and undetermined factors have been implicated as causes. Young, overweight females are at particular risk for developing pseudotumor. This condition can, in some instances, spontaneously disappear if the cause is corrected. Treatment with steroids or diuretics is sometimes of help. In certain extreme cases, surgical intervention may be necessary. It is important to treat promptly as there is a risk of blindness.

Pseudotumor cerebri caused headaches can vary in intensity and most often occur daily.

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