Surgical Management Strategies for Pseudotumor Cerebri/Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

  • John M. McGregorEmail author
Part of the Advances in Visual Science and Eye Diseases book series (AVSED, volume 1)


Although a rare condition generally, we have seen a growing population of idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) patients over the years. We have evolved better management strategies and improved on our options for diagnosis and treatment. These patients all have elevated intracranial pressures (ICP). Symptomatic presentation varies. The possibilities of visual deterioration and blindness drive our therapeutic interventions. When patients have reached the point where their condition is no longer effectively managed by medical means and lifestyle adjustments, we have developed procedural strategies and surgical interventions to assist in the management. We hope to share these in this presentation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Neurological SurgeryThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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