Transverse venous sinus stent placement as treatment for benign intracranial hypertension in a young male: case report and review of the literature

J Neurosurg. 2005 Apr;102(3 Suppl):342-6. doi: 10.3171/ped.2005.102.3.0342.


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.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Cerebral Veins* / pathology
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Pressure / physiology
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / diagnosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / therapy*
  • Constriction, Pathologic / diagnosis
  • Constriction, Pathologic / therapy
  • Dominance, Cerebral / physiology
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Headache / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography
  • Male
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care
  • Papilledema / etiology*
  • Postoperative Complications / diagnosis
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri / etiology
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri / therapy*
  • Stents*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Vascular Patency / physiology
  • Venous Pressure / physiology
  • Vision Disorders / etiology*