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==Background==
 
==Background==
 
 
 
Impaired arachnoid villi absorption
 
Impaired arachnoid villi absorption
 
 
  
 
==Diagnosis==
 
==Diagnosis==
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#Young, obese females
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#Headache (worse in AM/ with manuvers increasing ICP)
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#Papilledema (optic atrophy/vision loss)
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#Neuro exam frequently normal
  
 
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==Work-Up==
-Young, obese females-Headache (worse in AM/ with manuvers increasing ICP)-Papilledema (optic atrophy/vision loss)-Neuro exam frequently normal ==Work-Up==
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# CT scan (negative)
 
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# LP (CSF pressure 25-40)  
 
 
1) CT scan (negative)2)  LP (CSF pressure 25-40)  
 
  
 
==Treatment==
 
==Treatment==
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# Repeate LPs (decrease CSF pressure)
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# Diamox
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# Weight loss
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# Shunt
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# Optic nerve sheath fenestration
  
 
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==Disposition==
1) Repeate LPs (decrease CSF pressure)2) Diamox3) Weight loss4) Shunt5) Optic nerve sheath fenestration ==Disposition==
 
 
 
 
 
 
Admit for:
 
Admit for:
 
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# Severe pain
1) Severe pain
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# Focal findings
 
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# Vision changes
2) Focal findings
 
 
 
3) Vision changes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
[[Category:Neuro]]
 
[[Category:Neuro]]

Revision as of 07:48, 28 March 2011

Background

Impaired arachnoid villi absorption

Diagnosis

  1. Young, obese females
  2. Headache (worse in AM/ with manuvers increasing ICP)
  3. Papilledema (optic atrophy/vision loss)
  4. Neuro exam frequently normal

Work-Up

  1. CT scan (negative)
  2. LP (CSF pressure 25-40)

Treatment

  1. Repeate LPs (decrease CSF pressure)
  2. Diamox
  3. Weight loss
  4. Shunt
  5. Optic nerve sheath fenestration

Disposition

Admit for:

  1. Severe pain
  2. Focal findings
  3. Vision changes