Benign Intracranial Hypertension

Pseudotumour cerebri: Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • J. D. Sussman
  • N. Sarkies
  • J. D. Pickard
Part of the Advances and Technical Standards in Neurosurgery book series (NEUROSURGERY, volume 24)


Benign intracranial hypertension is a diagnosis of exclusion characterised by the signs, symptoms and proof of raised intracranial pressure in the absence of localising neurological signs, obstruction or deformation of the ventricular system, in an alert and orientated patient (Modified Dandy Criteria, Table 1, 1–4). Traditionally Quincke (1897) [5] and Nonne (1904) [6] have been credited with the original descriptions of BIH. However, Johnston’s (1992) [7] scholarly historical review makes clear that other authors had previously described relevant cases including Lawford (1881), Carter (1887) and Taylor (1890).


Intracranial Hypertension Cerebral Blood Volume Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Cerebral Venous Thrombosis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. D. Sussman
    • 1
  • N. Sarkies
    • 2
  • J. D. Pickard
    • 3
  1. 1.Academic Neurology DepartmentUniversity of SheffieldUK
  2. 2.Neuro-ophthalmology DepartmentUK
  3. 3.Academic Neurosurgery UnitUniversity of Cambridge, Addenbrooke’s HospitalCambridgeUK

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