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Pseudotumor Cerebri

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Updated March 10, 2008

Pseudotumor Cerebri
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Definition: Abnormal increase in the pressure of the brain, which causes people to have severe headaches, dizziness, blurry vision, and other symptoms such as nausea and vomiting. Pseudotumor cerebri should be treated as an emergency as it can lead to blindness.
Also Known As: benign intracranial hypertension
Examples:
The symptoms of pseudotumor cerebri commonly resemble the symptoms of dural sinus thrombosys.

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