Journal of Spine & NeurosurgeryISSN: 2325-9701

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Research Article, J Spine Neurosurg Vol: 2 Issue: 5

Is Weight Loss Superior to CSF Diversion in the Treatment of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension?

Ameya S Kamat*, Ales F Aliashkevich and Agadha Wickremesekera
~Department of Neurosurgery, Wellington Regional Hospital, Riddiford St., Wellington South, Wellington, New Zealand
Corresponding author : Ameya S Kamat
Department of Neurosurgery, Wellington Regional Hospital, Riddiford St., Wellington South, Wellington, New Zealand
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Received: July 13, 2013 Accepted: November 08, 2013 Published: November 13, 2013
Citation: Kamat AS, Aliashkevich AF, Wickremesekera A (2013) Is Weight Loss Superior to CSF Diversion in the Treatment of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension? J Spine Neurosurg 2:5. doi:10.4172/2325-9701.1000123

Abstract

Is Weight Loss Superior to CSF Diversion in the Treatment of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension?

Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), also know as pseudotumour cerebri is a condition characterized by an abnormal increase in intracranial pressure (ICP) in the absence of a tumour or other diseases. The basis of management in patients with IIH is aimed at controlling the symptoms of raised ICP, notably headache, visual abnormality, and papilloedema.

Keywords: Idiopathic intracranial hypertension; Pseudotumour cerebri; Management; Outcomes

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