Benign Intracranial Hypertension

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Benign intracranial hypertension (BIH), also known as idiopathic intracranial hypertension, is a neurological condition that consists of exaggerated brain pressure without the presence of tumors or edemas in the brain.


The condition is diagnosed by CT scans as well as lumbar puncture.


Treatment is done by managing the symptoms present. In some cases, lumbar surgery may be required.

Symptoms and Signs

People who have BIH usually suffer from headaches and problems with vision. Weakness and sensory problems are also present.


The exact causes of BIH are unknown, but risk factors include obesity and the use of certain antibiotics.

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