Ventriculoperitoneal shunt treatment in a pregnant renal transplant recipient with idiopathic intracranial hypertension: Case report and review of the literature.
- Ebru Apaydın Doğan,
- Selen Doğan,
- Ethem Taner Göksu,
- Sibel Özkaynak,
- Çile Aktan,
- İnanç Mendilcioğlu
Neurol Neurochir Pol 2018 Feb 6. Epub 2018 Feb 6.
Akdeniz University School of Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Antalya, Turkey.
Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is a relatively uncommon disorder characterised by raised intracranial pressure without an established pathogenesis. Diagnosis of IIH requires the demonstration of symptoms and signs referable only to elevated intracranial pressure; cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) opening pressure >25cm HO measured in the lateral decubitus position; normal CSF composition; and no evidence for an underlying structural cause demonstrated by using MRI or contrast-enhanced CT scan for typical patients and MRI and MR venography for atypical patients such as man, children and those with low body mass index. We present a 38-year old primigravid renal transplant patient at 7 weeks of gestation who presented with 2 weeks of intense, throbbing, holocranial headache, nausea, vomiting, photophobia, diplopia and progressive visual loss. Read More