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Transverse venous sinus stent placement as treatment for benign intracranial hypertension in a young male: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15881764     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Venous outlet obstruction has recently been reported to be a potentially treatable cause of benign intracranial hypertension (BIH). In the English-language literature only 18 cases, all from the UK and Australia, involving the use of transverse sinus stenosis stent treatment for BIH have been reported; the youngest patient to receive treatment was a 17-year-old girl. The authors report the case of a 15-year-old boy who presented with headache, papilledema, decreased visual acuity, and diploplia who underwent successful unilateral transverse sinus stenosis stenting and experienced complete resolution of symptoms.
Sharad Rajpal; David B Niemann; Aquilla S Turk
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurosurgery     Volume:  102     ISSN:  0022-3085     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurosurg.     Publication Date:  2005 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-05-09     Completed Date:  2005-05-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0253357     Medline TA:  J Neurosurg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  342-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Departments of Neurosurgery and Radiology, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, Wisconsin 53792, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cerebral Angiography
Cerebral Veins* / pathology
Cerebrospinal Fluid Pressure / physiology
Cerebrovascular Disorders / diagnosis,  therapy*
Constriction, Pathologic / diagnosis,  therapy
Dominance, Cerebral / physiology
Follow-Up Studies
Headache / etiology*
Magnetic Resonance Angiography
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Papilledema / etiology*
Postoperative Complications / diagnosis
Pseudotumor Cerebri / etiology,  therapy*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Vascular Patency / physiology
Venous Pressure / physiology
Vision Disorders / etiology*

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