Idiopathic intracranial hypertension

Case contributed by Dr Fakhry Mahmoud Ebouda


Blurring of vision since two weeks. No diminished of vision.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male

Axial and coronal T2 demonstrate high T2 signal expanding dural sheath of the optic nerves bilaterally (i.e. dilated CSF spaces around the optic nerves bilaterally). Partially empty sella. No area of abnormal signal intensity elicited in supra or infratentorial regions. 

Case Discussion

The MRI findings are suggestive of idiopathic intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri). No evidence of dural venous sinuses thrombosis, hydrocephalus or space occupying lesion. 

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Case information

rID: 29097
Published: 3rd May 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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