Idiopathic intracranial hypertension in pregnancy
- 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?