Temporary Lumbar Drain as Treatment for Pediatric Fulminant Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension.

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Journal Article

Fulminant idiopathic intracranial hypertension (FIIH) is a subtype of idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) characterized by rapid, severe, progressive vision loss. Surgical intervention is often performed either as a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt procedure or an optic nerve sheath fenestration or, at times, both. These surgical procedures carry a significant risk of morbidity and failure. We present 2 patients in whom a temporary lumbar drain was successfully used in the management of medically undertreated pediatric FIIH, and circumvented the need for surgical intervention.

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Cited Authors

  • Jiramongkolchai, K; Buckley, EG; Bhatti, MT; Muh, CR; Wiggins, RE; Jiramongkolchai, P; El-Dairi, MA

Published Date

  • June 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 37 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 126 - 132

PubMed ID

  • 27787461

Pubmed Central ID

  • 27787461

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1536-5166

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/WNO.0000000000000457

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States