Pseudotumor cerebri (idiopathic intracranial hypertension)

Case contributed by Dr Anthony Nuñez


Patient with headache and visual problems. Pathologic fundoscopic findings.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female

Prominent subarachnoid space around the optic nerves on their distal portion. 

Empty sella. 

Diminished transverse sinuses bilaterally. 

No mass or hydrocephalus. 

Case Discussion

The patient presented with findings related to idiopathic intracranial hypertension.

The diagnosis was confirmed by a lumbar puncture, showing a high opening pressure.

PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 68415
Published: 30th Jun 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: University Institute CEMIC

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.