Idiopathic intracranial hypertension in pregnancy
Article first published online: 23 APR 2014
© 2014 Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Volume 16, Issue 2, pages 93–97, April 2014
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Idiopathic intracranial hypertension in pregnancy. The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist 2014;16:93–97., , .
- Issue published online: 23 APR 2014
- Article first published online: 23 APR 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 10 DEC 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 26 OCT 2013
- Manuscript Received: 1 OCT 2012
- intracranial hypertension;
- lumbar puncture;
- Idiopathic intracranial hypertension is a rare condition that usually affects overweight women.
- It is a diagnosis of exclusion in a pregnant woman presenting with headache.
- It is important to understand the medical and surgical treatment options in pregnancy.
- The mode of delivery is usually decided by obstetric factors.
- The risk of visual impairment is the same in pregnant and non-pregnant women with idiopathic intracranial hypertension.
- To identify how idiopathic intracranial hypertension presents in pregnancy.
- To know how to monitor and manage women with this condition during pregnancy.
- To understand the intrapartum, postpartum and long-term implications of this condition.
- What is the extent of investigation before reaching the diagnosis of idiopathic intracranial hypertension?
- Do we need a high index of suspicion in all pregnant women presenting with headache?
- What is the preferred mode of delivery in idiopathic intracranial hypertension – do they all need a caesarean section?