Pseudotumor cerebri and pregnancy.

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College School of Medicine
Department Obstetrics & Gynecology; Ophthalmology; Pediatrics; Neurology
Creator Varner, Michael W.; Digre, Kathleen B.
Other Author Corbett, James J.
Title Pseudotumor cerebri and pregnancy.
Date 1984-06
Description Pseudotumor cerebri (PTC) is most commonly seen in obese women of reproductive age. We studied 109 women with PTC between ages 16 and 44 years. In 11, PTC started during pregnancy. Thirteen women with previous diagnosis of PTC, including two of the aforementioned 11, had an additional 17 documented pregnancies. Patients were matched by age and parity with controls. Obstetric complications occurred more frequently in the controls. Visual loss occurred with the same frequency in pregnant and nonpregnant patients. Treatment of PTC patients in pregnancy should be the same as for nonpregnant PTC patients, except that calorie restriction and diuretic use are contraindicated. Obstetric management is no different from that of normal pregnancy.
Type Text
Publisher Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Volume 34
Issue 6
First Page 721
Last Page 729
Subject Pregnancy Complications; Pseudotumor Cerebri; Vision disorders; Headache; Intracranial Pressure
Subject MESH Pregnancy Complications; Vision Disorders; Pseudotumor Cerebri
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Digre KB, Varner MW, Corbett JJ. Pseudotumor cerebri and pregnancy. Neurology. 1984 Jun;34(6):721-9. Retrieved on June 20, 2007 from
Rights Management Copyright © Wolters Kluwer, Neurology, 34, 721-9, 1984
Format Medium application/pdf
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2020-05-07
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