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Idiopathic intracranial hypertension in otolaryngology.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19352689     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is defined as increased intracranial pressure in the absence of intracranial mass or obstructive hydrocephalus. Over 80% of patients are overweight women. IIH is usually encountered in the neurology and ophthalmology practise as headaches, visual disturbance and papilloedema are the characteristic features of this syndrome. Patients with IIH also experience tinnitus, hearing loss, balance disturbance, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) otorrhoea or rhinorrhoea and in some cases these otorhinological symptoms can be presenting features of this syndrome. IIH is also associated with obstructive sleep apnoea. Otolaryngologists should be familiar with this important condition as it can manifest a variety of symptoms that are more frequently seen in their clinics. Sometimes otolaryngologists may be involved in the surgical management of this condition, such as repair of CSF rhinorrhoea or otorrhoea or endoscopic optic nerve decompression. The aim of this review article is to familiarise the otolaryngologists with the important features of this unusual syndrome which may remain unrecognised in the otolaryngology practice.
Authors:
Mudit Jindal; Lucinda Hiam; Ashok Raman; Darius Rejali
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2009-04-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  European archives of oto-rhino-laryngology : official journal of the European Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies (EUFOS) : affiliated with the German Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Head and Neck Surgery     Volume:  266     ISSN:  1434-4726     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-04     Completed Date:  2009-08-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9002937     Medline TA:  Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  803-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Otolaryngology, University Hospital Coventry and Warwick Hospital, Coventry, UK. Mjindal@doctors.org.uk
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea / complications
Diagnosis, Differential
Headache / complications
Humans
Obesity / complications
Papilledema / complications
Pseudotumor Cerebri / complications,  diagnosis*,  therapy
Risk Factors
Sex Factors
Sleep Apnea, Obstructive / complications
Tinnitus / complications
Vision Disorders / complications

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