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Reminder of important clinical lesson
Acute surgical management in idiopathic intracranial hypertension
  1. Zaitun Zakaria,
  2. Eoin Fenton,
  3. Muhammad Taufiq Sattar
  1. Department of Neurosurgery, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  1. Correspondence to Dr Zaitun Zakaria, zakariaz{at}


Idiopathic intracranial hypertension is a headache syndrome with progressive symptoms of raised intracranial pressure. Most commonly, it is a slow process where surveillance and medical management are the main treatment modalities. We describe herein an acute presentation with bilateral sixth nerve palsies, papilloedema and visual deterioration, where acute surgical intervention was a vision-saving operation.

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