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Idiopathic intracranial hypertension in patients with Graves' ophthalmopathy.
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PMID:  12045995     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report two cases of idiopathic intracranial hypertension in patients with Graves' ophthalmopathy. These patients, with known Graves' ophthalmopathy, presented with new onset optic disc edema and preserved visual function. Moderate enlargement of the extraocular muscles was observed in one case and moderate expansion of the orbital fat volume was observed in the second case. Lumbar puncture revealed an elevated opening pressure and normal cerebrospinal fluid composition in both patients. Also, no intracranial abnormalities were seen with neuroimaging studies. The findings in these patients suggest idiopathic intracranial hypertension as a second concurrent diagnosis, and should be considered as a possible etiology of optic disc edema in patients with Gravesþ ophthalmopathy and preserved visual function.
Authors:
Nicholas E. Engelbrecht; Patrick R. Yeatts; Timothy J. Martin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Orbit (Amsterdam, Netherlands)     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1744-5108     ISO Abbreviation:  Orbit     Publication Date:  1999 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-Jun-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8301221     Medline TA:  Orbit     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  111-116     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Ophthalmology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, USA
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