Prognosis of Pseudotumor Cerebri


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About prognosis: The 'prognosis' of Pseudotumor Cerebri usually refers to the likely outcome of Pseudotumor Cerebri. The prognosis of Pseudotumor Cerebri may include the duration of Pseudotumor Cerebri, chances of complications of Pseudotumor Cerebri, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Pseudotumor Cerebri, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Pseudotumor Cerebri. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.

Prognosis of Pseudotumor Cerebri: Usually good.
Prognosis for 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: see complications of Pseudotumor Cerebri

Prognosis statistics for Pseudotumor Cerebri: The following are statistics from various sources about the prognosis of Pseudotumor Cerebri:

  • 11-35% of people with benign intracranial hypertension recover spontaneously in the US (Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus)


Footnotes:
1. excerpt from NINDS Pseudotumor Cerebri Information Page: NINDS

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