Volume 8, Number 24 (9-2001)                   RJMS 2001, 8(24): 147-152 | Back to browse issues page


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Hassan poor Avanjy S. PSUEDO TUMOR CEREBRI: A TEN YEAR SURVEY. RJMS. 2001; 8 (24) :147-152
URL: http://rjms.iums.ac.ir/article-1-340-en.html

Abstract:   (4964 Views)

 Pseudotumor cerebri (PTC) is a clinical syndrome charecterized by increased ICP without any evidence of mass lesion or obstructive process.

  The incidence is 0.9-2 Per 100.000 population. It is more frequent in adults of 20-30 years age group especially obese women, and less common in pediatric age group. However children ranged 11- 16 years of age may suffer from PTC, with equale occurrence in both sexes. In this study we reviewed the files of 27 children with diagnosis of PTC who were admitted during past ten years in the neurology department of Mofid children Hospital (22n) and Hazrat Ali Asghar children hospital during 1369-1379.

  The results of this study revealed that children of 5-10 years age group, specially girls are more vulnerable.

  The most frequent complaints that brought these patients to physician consisted of headache, vomit and strabismus. Common findings at neurologic examination were papilledema, abducent nerve palsy and ataxic gait.

  All cases recovered with medical treatment but only one of them need to surgical Procedure treatment.

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