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Sinus venous stenosis, intracranial hypertension and progression of primary headaches.
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PMID:  22644164     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The recently advanced hypothesis that idiopathic intracranial hypertension without papilledema (IIHWOP) is a powerful risk factor for the progression of pain in individuals prone to episodic primary headache implies that IIHWOP is much more prevalent than it is believed to be in the general population and that it can run almost asymptomatic in most of the affected individuals. In this review, we discuss the evidence available supporting that: (a) sinus venous stenosis-associated IIHWOP is much more prevalent than believed in the general population and can run without symptoms or signs of raised intracranial pressure in most of individuals affected, (b) sinus venous stenosis is a very sensitive and specific predictor of intermittent or continuous idiopathic intracranial hypertension with or without papilledema, even in asymptomatic individuals, (c) in primary headache prone individuals, a comorbidity with a hidden stenosis-associated IIHWOP represents a very common, although largely underestimated, modifiable risk factor for the progression and refractoriness of headache.
Roberto De Simone; Angelo Ranieri; Silvana Montella; Mario Marchese; Pasquale Persico; Vincenzo Bonavita
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurological sciences : official journal of the Italian Neurological Society and of the Italian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology     Volume:  33 Suppl 1     ISSN:  1590-3478     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurol. Sci.     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100959175     Medline TA:  Neurol Sci     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  21-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Headache Centre, Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Naples "Federico II", via Pansini, 5, 80131, Naples, Italy,
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