Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri) in pediatric patients

Pediatr Neurol. 1989 Jan-Feb;5(1):5-11. doi: 10.1016/0887-8994(89)90002-7.


Improved evaluation of visual features of idiopathic intracranial hypertension in pediatric patients has resulted in the demonstration of optic neuropathy which may be reversible. A wide variety of etiologic associations should be investigated to provide definitive therapy; however, nonspecific means often will be required to lower intracranial pressure. It is hoped that a double-blind controlled trial of medical therapies and another for surgical therapies will be conducted to elucidate optimum management of this condition.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri / etiology*