Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Pseudotumor Prevalent? Pseudotumor cerebri

I was speaking to a neuro-ophthalmologist as my SLT laser was in use at Fletcher Allen Medical Center in Burlington, VT the other day, and he said he is seeing 3 or 4 cases of Pseudotumor A DAY!!

What is pseudotumor? 

From Mayoclinic.com.

Pseudotumor cerebri occurs when the pressure inside your skull (intracranial pressure) increases for no obvious reason. Symptoms mimic those of a brain tumor, but no tumor is present. Pseudotumor cerebri can occur in children and adults, but it's most common in obese women of childbearing age.

Symptoms of Pseudotumor

By Mayo Clinic staff
Pseudotumor cerebri signs and symptoms may include:
  • Moderate to severe headaches that may originate behind your eyes, wake you from sleep and worsen with eye movement
  • Ringing in the ears that pulses in time with your heartbeat
  • Nausea, vomiting or dizziness
  • Blurred or dimmed vision
  • Brief episodes of blindness, lasting only a few seconds and affecting one or both eyes (visual obscurations)
  • Difficulty seeing to the side
  • Double vision (diplopia)
  • Seeing light flashes (photopsia)
  • Neck, shoulder or back pain
Mayo Clinic this page online here.
More on pseudotumor online at
North American Neuro-Ophthalmology 

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