eAbstract: Pseudotumor Cerebri after Surgical Remission of Cushing's Disease

This study examined how often pseuodotumor cerebri occurs after successful surgery for Cushing's disease.

Pseudotumor Cerebri after Surgical Remission of Cushing's Disease

Journal: The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (February 2010)

Authors: Kiehna EN, Keil M, Lodish M, et al.

Purpose: To determine the rates of incidence and occurrence of pseudotumor cerebri after successful surgery for Cushing’s disease.

Results: A 3% occurrence of pseudotumor cerebri was observed in children in the study, but the syndrome did not appear in adults. The researchers conclude: “A patient exhibiting signs of intracranial hypertension after surgery for CD should undergo an evaluation for pseudotumor cerebri. Recognition of the symptoms and treatment should correct and/or prevent ophthalmological sequelae.”

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