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Intracranial hypertension with polyradiculopathy - early CSF diversion to optimize neurological recovery.
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PMID:  22448758     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) and idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) are common considerations in young patients presenting with isolated intracranial hypertension. We report two patients with progressive visual failure and polyradiculopathy with areflexic quadriparesis, secondary to raised intracranial pressure (ICP). Both underwent cerebrospinal fluid diversion with complete recovery. Such a fulminant presentation of raised ICP with an excellent outcome has rarely been reported in the literature.
Authors:
Sapna Erat Sreedharan; Pournamy Sarathchandran; Girish Menon; Jayakrishnan Chellenton; P N Sylaja
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of neurosurgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1360-046X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-3-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8800054     Medline TA:  Br J Neurosurg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Medical College PO, Trivandrum , Kerala , India.
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