Medical Dictionary: Benign intracranial hypertension


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Benign intracranial hypertension: Another name for Pseudotumor Cerebri.
Benign intracranial hypertension (condition): Brain tumor-like symptoms not actually caused by a tumor.

Benign intracranial hypertension: Pseudotumor cerebri, also called benign intracranial hypertension, literally means "false brain tumor." It is caused by increased pressure within the brain and is most common in women between the ages of 20 and 50. 1

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1. excerpt from NINDS Pseudotumor Cerebri Information Page: NINDS

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