Basic Summary for Pseudotumor Cerebri


Main name of condition: Pseudotumor Cerebri
Other names or spellings: benign intracranial hypertension, false brain tumor

What is Pseudotumor Cerebri?
  Brief description of Pseudotumor Cerebri: Brain tumor-like symptoms not actually caused by a tumor.
  Parent types of Pseudotumor Cerebri: Brain conditions
  Organs Affected by Pseudotumor Cerebri: brain
How many people get Pseudotumor Cerebri?
  Prevalance of Pseudotumor Cerebri: about 1-2 people per 100,000 population have benign intracranial hypertension in the US (Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus)
  Prevalance Rate of Pseudotumor Cerebri: approx 1 in 272,000,000 or 0.00% or 1 people in USA [about data]
Who gets Pseudotumor Cerebri?
  Patient Profile for Pseudotumor Cerebri: Usually women 20-50
  Gender Profile for Pseudotumor Cerebri: Usually women.
How serious is Pseudotumor Cerebri?
  Prognosis of Pseudotumor Cerebri: Usually good.
  Prognosis of Pseudotumor Cerebri: Once the diagnosis is made and the disorder is treated, pseudotumor cerebri generally has no serious consequences. If visual loss occurs, however, it may be permanent regardless of treatment. In some cases, pseudotumor cerebri recurs. 1
  Complications of Pseudotumor Cerebri: see complications of Pseudotumor Cerebri
What are the symptoms of Pseudotumor Cerebri?
  Symptoms of Pseudotumor Cerebri: see symptoms of Pseudotumor Cerebri
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Pseudotumor Cerebri: see treatments for Pseudotumor Cerebri

1. excerpt from NINDS Pseudotumor Cerebri Information Page: NINDS

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