Overview

Pseudotumor cerebri is a condition in which the pressure around your brain increases, causing headaches and vision problems. The name means false brain tumor, since its symptoms are similar to those caused by brain tumors. It's also know[read article]

Tests for Pseudotumor Cerebri

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Neurological Examination
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Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Pressure Test
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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the head is a painless, noninvasive test that produces detailed images of your brain and brain stem. The test is carried out wit...  More
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The visual field is the entire area that can be seen when the eyes are focused on a single point. In addition to what can be seen straight ahead, the visual field i...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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A cranial CT scan of the head is a diagnostic tool used to create detailed pictures of the skull, brain, paranasal sinuses, and eye sockets. CT stands for computed ...  More
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Double-Stranded (ds)-DNA Antibody Level Test
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Single-Stranded (ss)-DNA Antibody Level Test
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Diseases of the eye can be difficult to diagnose during a general physical examination. A doctor who specializes in treating eye problems (ophthalmologist) is bette...  More
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Protein C Test
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Proteins play an important role in supporting optimal body functioning and health. For example, they: carry oxygen to where it is needed in the body aid in dig...  More
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A computerized tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of your body. CT scans are used to examine your bones and soft tissues f...  More
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A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is a noninvasive test that uses magnets and radio waves to create images of the inside of your body. It allows doctors to se...  More
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Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Examination
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Medical Procedures for Pseudotumor Cerebri

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Therapeutic Spinal Puncture
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Surgical Procedures for Pseudotumor Cerebri

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Optic Nerve Sheath Fenestration
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Cerebrospinal fluid shunts procedure
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Prescribed Medications for Pseudotumor Cerebri

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ACETAZOLAMIDE (a set a ZOLE a mide) is used to treat glaucoma and some seizure disorders. It may be used to treat edema or swelling from heart failure or from other...  More
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FUROSEMIDE (fyoor OH se mide) is a diuretic. It helps you make more urine and to lose salt and excess water from your body. This medicine is used to treat high bloo...  More
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TOPIRAMATE (toe PYRE a mate) is used to treat seizures in adults or children with epilepsy. It is also used for the prevention of migraine headaches.  More
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