Hyperthyroidism Mimicking Increased Intracranial Pressure
Article first published online: 17 JUN 2002
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 39, Issue 3, pages 228–230, March 1999
How to Cite
Herwig, U. and Sturzenegger, M. (1999), Hyperthyroidism Mimicking Increased Intracranial Pressure. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 39: 228–230. doi: 10.1046/j.1526-4610.1999.3903228.x
- Issue published online: 17 JUN 2002
- Article first published online: 17 JUN 2002
- Accepted for publication June 11, 1998.
- Graves' disease;
We report a 32-year-old woman presenting with progressive symptoms of increased intracranial pressure and slight enlargement of the ventricles on CT scan. The underlying cause was hyperthyroidism due to Graves' disease. With treatment to correct the hyperthyroid state, all symptoms rapidly disappeared. The rare onset of hyperthyroidism with symptoms indicating intracranial hypertension, and the possible pathophysiologic mechanisms are discussed.