Headaches are common in the clinical setting. Fortunately, intracranial hypertension (IH) is rare, but when present it can lead to significant morbidity. Early diagnosis and proper management are important to lessen the potential morbidity. Careful headache history, ophthalmologic examination, head imaging, and lumbar puncture (LP) are crucial tools in the diagnosis of this condition. Management should be coordinated with a neurologist, ophthalmologist, or neuro-ophthalmologist.
Pediatric Intracranial Hypertension
Drs Aylward and Reem have disclosed no financial relationships relevant to this article. This commentary does contain a discussion of an unapproved/investigative use of a commercial product/device.
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Shawn C. Aylward, Rachel E. Reem; Pediatric Intracranial Hypertension. Pediatr Rev March 2018; 39 (3): 121–129. https://doi.org/10.1542/pir.2016-0226
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