Migraine Misdiagnosed as Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

Authors

  • Michael E. Knash MD,

    Corresponding author
    1. From the Division of Neurology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada (M.E. Knash); Headache Group – Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA (P.J. Goadsby).
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  • Peter J. Goadsby MD

    1. From the Division of Neurology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada (M.E. Knash); Headache Group – Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA (P.J. Goadsby).
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M.E. Knash, 2E3 WMC Health Sciences Centre, 8440 112th Street, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2B7, Canada, email: mknash@ualberta.ca

Abstract

This article describes a single case of migraine headaches misdiagnosed as idiopathic intracranial hypertension in a young woman. The implications of such a diagnosis are discussed. Literature regarding normal intracranial pressure is reviewed.

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