Treatments for Pseudotumor Cerebri


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Treatment list for Pseudotumor Cerebri: The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Pseudotumor Cerebri includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • Spinal taps
  • Shunting
  • Steroids
  • Cerebrospinal fluid reduction medications
  • Hyperosmotic drugs

Treatments of Pseudotumor Cerebri discussion: Treatment for pseudotumor cerebri is generally symptomatic. Pressure may be controlled by removing excess fluid with repeated spinal taps or by shunting. Steroids may be prescribed to reduce swelling of brain tissue. Drugs to reduce cerebrospinal fluid production or hyperosmotic drugs may be used to reduce fluid buildup. 1

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from NINDS Pseudotumor Cerebri Information Page: NINDS

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