"Malignant" Pseudotumor Cerebri

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Identifier 19910224_nanos_sciplatform1_03
Title "Malignant" Pseudotumor Cerebri
Creator Spoor, Thomas C
Subject Pseudotumor Cerebri; High-Level Papilledema; Lumbar Puncture; Intravenous Dexamethasone
Description A20-year-old lady presented to an emergency department with headache and blurred vision for 2 weeks. She was "evaluated" and told to return on Monday. On Monday, she returned with unremitting headache, blurring, and obscurations of vision. High-grade papilledema was noted, and she was referred to a neurologist. Neuroimaging was unremarkable. CSF pressure by lumbar puncture was greater than 600 mm CSF. While being treated with repeat lumbar punctures and intravenous dexamethasone, her visual function continued to deteriorate. She was referred to a neurosurgeon for theco-peritoneal shunting. Her complaints of rapidly deteriorating vision prompted referral for optic nerve sheath decompression.
Relation is Part of NANOS 1991: Case Presentations (Session 1)
Contributor Primary Feldon, Steven E
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 1991-02-24
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Format Creation application/pdf
Source 1991 North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Annual Meeting
Rights Management Copyright 2010. For further information regarding the rights to this collection, please visit: https://NOVEL.utah.edu/about/copyright
Holding Institution North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Association. NANOS Executive Office 5841 Cedar Lake Road, Suite 204, Minneapolis, MN 55416
Collection Neuro-ophthalmology Virtual Education Library: NOVEL http://NOVEL.utah.edu
Language eng
ARK ark:/87278/s6v72r84
Setname ehsl_novel_nam
Date Created 2013-10-29
Date Modified 2014-03-07
ID 183072
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6v72r84