Revised diagnostic criteria for the pseudotumor cerebri syndrome in adults and children

Deborah I. Friedman, Grant T. Liu, Kathleen B. Digre

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The pseudotumor cerebri syndrome (PTCS) may be primary (idiopathic intracranial hypertension) or arise from an identifiable secondary cause. Characterization of typical neuroimaging abnormalities, clarification of normal opening pressure in children, and features distinguishing the syndrome of intracranial hypertension without papilledema from intracranial hypertension with papilledema have furthered our understanding of this disorder. We propose updated diagnostic criteria for PTCS to incorporate advances and insights into the disorder realized over the past 10 years.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1159-1165
Number of pages7
Issue number13
StatePublished - Sep 24 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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