Pseudotumor Brain (SOO-doe-too-mur SER-uh-bry) occurs when the pressure in your skull (intracranial pressure) increases for no apparent reason. It is also known as idiopathic intracranial hypertension.
The symptoms mimic those of a brain tumor. The increased intracranial pressure can lead to swelling of the optic nerve and loss of vision. Medication can often reduce this pressure and headache, but surgery is required in some cases.
Pseudotumor in the brain can occur in children and adults, but is more common in women of childbearing potential who are overweight. Idiopathic intracranial hypertension Treatment in Nizamabad
Pseudotumor signs and symptoms of the brain can include:
- Often a severe headache that may come from your eyes
- A whistle in your head that vibrates with your heartbeat
- Nausea, vomiting, or dizziness
- Loss of sight
- Short episodes of blindness that last a few seconds and affect one or both eyes
- Difficulty seeing sideways
The cause of the pseudotumor in the brain is unknown. If a cause is identified, the condition is referred to as secondary intracranial hypertension rather than idiopathic.
Your brain and spinal cord are surrounded by cerebrospinal fluid, which protects these vital tissues from injury. This fluid is produced in the brain and eventually absorbed into the bloodstream at a rate that generally allows the pressure in your brain to remain constant. Idiopathic intracranial hypertension Treatment in Nizamabad
The following factors have been linked to pseudotumor in the brain:
In some people with a pseudotumor in the brain, their eyesight deteriorates further, leading to blindness.