Optic nerve head drusen and pseudotumor cerebri

Barrett Katz, P. Van Patten, J. F. Rothrock, R. Katzman

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Abstract

A 42-year-old woman presented with a history of headache. Results of funduscopic examination revealed elevated disc margins and bilateral optic nerve head drusen. Lumbar puncture, head computed tomography, and fluorescein fundus angiography results were consistent with the diagnosis of pseudotumor cerebri and coexistent disc drusen. Visual loss was demonstrated by formal perimetry. Headaches were unresponsive to a medical regimen that included prednisone, glycerol, acetazolamide, furosemide, and repeated lumbar punctures. A lumbar peritoneal shunt was performed, with immediate resolution of headache. Optic disc drusen can be associated with pseudotumor cerebri and can lead to diagnostic confusion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-47
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Neurology
Volume45
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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Optic Disk Drusen
Pseudotumor Cerebri
Optic Disk
Headache
Spinal Puncture
Visual Field Tests
Acetazolamide
Fluorescein Angiography
Furosemide
Prednisone
Glycerol
Head
Tomography
Nerve
Optics

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Katz, B., Van Patten, P., Rothrock, J. F., & Katzman, R. (1988). Optic nerve head drusen and pseudotumor cerebri. Archives of Neurology, 45(1), 45-47.

Optic nerve head drusen and pseudotumor cerebri. / Katz, Barrett; Van Patten, P.; Rothrock, J. F.; Katzman, R.

In: Archives of Neurology, Vol. 45, No. 1, 1988, p. 45-47.

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Katz, B, Van Patten, P, Rothrock, JF & Katzman, R 1988, 'Optic nerve head drusen and pseudotumor cerebri', Archives of Neurology, vol. 45, no. 1, pp. 45-47.
Katz B, Van Patten P, Rothrock JF, Katzman R. Optic nerve head drusen and pseudotumor cerebri. Archives of Neurology. 1988;45(1):45-47.
Katz, Barrett ; Van Patten, P. ; Rothrock, J. F. ; Katzman, R. / Optic nerve head drusen and pseudotumor cerebri. In: Archives of Neurology. 1988 ; Vol. 45, No. 1. pp. 45-47.
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