A case of benign intracranial hypertension in pregnancy

Br J Obstet Gynaecol. 1980 Apr;87(4):345-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.1980.tb04554.x.


We describe a 30-year-old patient who developed benign intracranial hypertension at 34 weeks in her second pregnancy and was treated both medically and by decompression of the perioptic meninges; her visual symptoms and signs remained static and she was delivered at 35 weeks by Caesarean section for poor progress in an induced labour.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cesarean Section
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications* / diagnosis
  • Pregnancy Complications* / therapy
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri / complications*
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri / diagnosis
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri / therapy
  • Vision Disorders / etiology