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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 439-444
Imaging and interventions in idiopathic intracranial hypertension: A pictorial essay


1 Department of Imaging and Interventional Radiology, Command Hospital Air Force, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Imaging and Interventional Radiology, INHS Asvini Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Bharatiya Vidya Peeth, Pune, India

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Rajeev Sivasankar
Associate Professor, Department of Imaging and Interventional Radiology, Command Hospital Air Force, Bangalore - 560 007, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-3026.169464

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Intracranial hypertension is a syndrome of elevated intracranial pressure that can be primary or secondary. The primary form, now termed idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), was in the past a disease of exclusion and imaging played a limited role of excluding organic causes of raised intracranial pressure. However imaging markers have been described with patients with IIH at the orbit, sella and cerebral venous system. We wish to reiterate the characteristic imaging features of this poorly understood disease and also emphasise that stenting of the transverse sinus in select cases of IIH is an efficacious option.


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