Pseudotumor Cerebri (IIH) – The Basics

Teri Robert @trobert Health Guide
  • Simply speaking, Pseudotumor Cerebri is a condition in which the body either produces too much cerebrospinal fluid pressure or doesn't absorb it well, resulting in increased cerebrospinal fluid pressure.

    Pseudotumor cerebri literally means "false brain tumor" because its symptoms mimic those of brain tumors. It is also (more accurately) called Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH). The term idiopathic is applied because it's cause is not truly known...

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Published On: November 07, 2007