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What surgeries are there for pseudotumor cerebri?

Surgeries performed for treatment of pseudotumor cerebri focus on lowering intracranial pressure. Optic nerve sheath fenestration involves cutting a hole in the membrane around the optic nerve in order to relieve the pressure. Another method involves a spinal fluid shunt. This involves placing a long tube inside your body in order to redirect excess cerebrospinal fluid. Both of these methods can be successful, but have risks.

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How many people suffer from pseudotumor cerebri?
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About 1 in every 100,000 people will be affected by pseudotumor cerebri. It is most common in menstr...
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Are there other names for pseudotumor cerebri?
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Yes, there are other names for pseudotumor cerebri. It can be referred to as idiopathic intracranial...
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What is the duration of pseudotumor cerebri?
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Pseudotumor cerebri will often last until it has been successfully treated. However, the symptom...
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Is pseudotumor cerebri serious?
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Yes, pseudotumor cerebri is serious. It can lead to permanent blindness. It is very important that t...
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