from dania's linked article wrote:Pseudotumor cerebri presents as raised intracranial pressure with normal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis, and without clinical or imaging evidence of a space-occupying pathology. Approximately 10% to 20% of patients will experience vision loss caused by prolonged papilledema with secondary optic nerve atrophy. Pseudotumor cerebri is most common in obese premenopausal women ages 18 to 40.
"Debilitating headache is the usual presenting symptom," the authors noted.
I never had debilitating headaches. If I had raised intracranial pressure, wouldn't that have shown up on my original lumbar puncture? If I didn't have raised intracranial pressure, then the eyes should not have been affected? The improved colors happened immediately in the operating room. So yes the improvements in cerebrospinal flow could be the cause because they would have happened immediately, as would possible reduction of venous congestion of the optic nerve.
It really is this marvel in my life. I was cleaning out the basement yesterday and I found some treasures of my daughter's that were not as I remembered them. I remember them as dull and now they are bright and new looking.
We will eventually get neurosurgeons to engage with CCSVI, because in some patients there will be stenoses of the sinuses, and that's a familar area to neurosurgeons and an unfamiliar area to our interventional radiologists.