Abstract The clinical syndrome idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), also termed pseudotumor cerebri, consists of symptoms of headache, nausea, vomiting and visual field defects in combination with findings of papilledema. IIH is commonly seen in overweight, 20–50-year-old women wherer the rise in intracranial pressure is putatively a consequence of an endocrine-based disturbance of electrolytes. Associated risk factors include primary and secondary aldosteronism, pregnancy, corticoidsteroid therapy and Cushing disease. Herein, we review the association between these conditions and IIH working toward its having a unifying neuroendocrine hypothesis.

Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension: a unifying neuroendocrine hypothesis is possible?

ARRIGO, Teresa;BRIUGLIA, Silvana;
2012

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Abstract The clinical syndrome idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), also termed pseudotumor cerebri, consists of symptoms of headache, nausea, vomiting and visual field defects in combination with findings of papilledema. IIH is commonly seen in overweight, 20–50-year-old women wherer the rise in intracranial pressure is putatively a consequence of an endocrine-based disturbance of electrolytes. Associated risk factors include primary and secondary aldosteronism, pregnancy, corticoidsteroid therapy and Cushing disease. Herein, we review the association between these conditions and IIH working toward its having a unifying neuroendocrine hypothesis.
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