AssessmentsIdiopathic intracranial hypertension
Idiopathic intracranial hypertension
Untreated idiopathic intracranial hypertension may cause bilateral swelling of the optic discs, which can be seen as on fundoscopy.
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A 27-year-old woman comes to your office because of daily headaches for the past week. She says the headaches last 5-30 minutes, are an 8 on a 10-point scale, and accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and transient visual obscurations. Physical examination shows a BMI of 35 kg/m2. Eye examination shows papilledema. Lumbar puncture shows an opening pressure of 275 mm H2O, but no cytological or chemical abnormalities. MRI shows no abnormalities. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?