Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension in Pregnancy Treated with Serial Lumbar Punctures


Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is a syndrome of elevated intracranial pressure with normal CSF composi-tion and no evidence of hydrocephalus or mass lesion. We describe the anesthetic management of a parturient with IIH who required multiple lumbar punctures during pregnancy and delivery secondary to worsening neurological symp-toms.

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M. Badve, M. McConnell, T. Shah, K. Ondecko-Ligda, G. Poutous and M. Vallejo, "Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension in Pregnancy Treated with Serial Lumbar Punctures," International Journal of Clinical Medicine, Vol. 2 No. 1, 2011, pp. 9-12. doi: 10.4236/ijcm.2011.21003.

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