Increased intracranial pressure in spontaneous CSF leak patients is not associated with papilledema

Academic Article


  • Objective. Spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks typically present in patients with undiagnosed idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) secondary to pressure erosion of the skull base. Despite elevated intracranial pressure (ICP) on lumbar puncture or ventriculostomy, patients with spontaneous CSF leaks rarely complain of visual disturbances. The objective of this study is to correlate the presence of preoperative papilledema with opening ICP in patients undergoing endoscopic repair of spontaneous CSF leaks.
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    Author List

  • Aaron G; Doyle J; Vaphiades MS; Riley KO; Woodworth BA
  • Start Page

  • 1061
  • End Page

  • 1066
  • Volume

  • 151
  • Issue

  • 6