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Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 113-116

Idiopathic intracranial hypertension in children: Clinical presentations and management

1 Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria Medical School, Egypt
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria Medical School, Egypt

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Hisham A Aboul Enein
Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-9233.51985

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Background: Idiopathic intracranial is common in adults, particularly obese young women, but also occurs in children and adolescents. Aim: C linical presentation of idiopathic intracranial hypertension in the pediatric population and how the presenting signs and symptoms may be different from those seen among adult patients. Results: This study is a prospective study conducted in the Alexandria Medical School, Egypt, between the periods starting from January 2003 till December 2007. Ten patients were included in this study, 9 patients were treated with repeated spinal taps while only one patient necessitated insertion of a theco-peritoneal shunt. Conclusion: Idiopathic intracranial hypertension may occur in children as among adults. If diagnosed early, visual acuity can be saved with proper management .

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