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What are the symptoms of idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH)?

Steven A. Meyers, MD
Diagnostic Radiology

The most common symptom of idiopathic intracranial hypertension, also called pseudotumor cerebri, is headache. A variety of vision changes can also been seen including double vision, blurred or tunnel vision, and transient loss of vision. Noise in the ears or head typically described as pulsating can also be seen.

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