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Pseudotumor Cerebri 01

Topic: Adult

Created on Monday, April 9 2007 by jdmiles

Last modified on Monday, April 9 2007.

Which of the following is NOT a characteristic finding of pseudotumor cerebri?

 
        A) Normal neurologic exam
 
        B) Headache
 
        C) Normal MRI of the brain
 
        D) Hydrocephalus
 
        E) Normal CSF
 

 


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A) normal neurologic exam

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Pseudotumor cerebri is a syndrome of headache, papilledema, normal CSF, and minimal or absent focal neurologic signs. Furthermore, this constellation of findings must occur in the absence of hydrocephalus or an intracranial mass on imaging.  (See References)

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B) headache

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Pseudotumor cerebri is a syndrome of headache, papilledema, normal CSF, and minimal or absent focal neurologic signs. Furthermore, this constellation of findings must occur in the absence of hydrocephalus or an intracranial mass on imaging.  (See References)

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C) normal MRI of the brain

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Pseudotumor cerebri is a syndrome of headache, papilledema, normal CSF, and minimal or absent focal neurologic signs. Furthermore, this constellation of findings must occur in the absence of hydrocephalus or an intracranial mass on imaging.  (See References)

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D) Hydrocephalus

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Hydrocephalus is, by definition, absent in pseudotumor cerebri.  (See References)

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E) normal CSF

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Pseudotumor cerebri is a syndrome of headache, papilledema, normal CSF, and minimal or absent focal neurologic signs. Furthermore, this constellation of findings must occur in the absence of hydrocephalus or an intracranial mass on imaging.  (See References)

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References:

1. Victor, M., and Ropper, A.H. (2001). Adams and Victor's Principles of Neurology, 7th Edition. McGraw-Hill, New York.
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Pseudotumor Cerebri 01
Question ID: 040907079
Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 04/09/2007
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