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Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2015 Mar;157(3):443-7. doi: 10.1007/s00701-015-2354-3. Epub 2015 Jan 28.

Idiopathic intracranial hypertension following deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease.

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Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital St-Luc, Avenue Hippocrate, 10, 1200, Brussels, Belgium.


Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is a syndrome characterized by an increased intracranial pressure of unknown origin arising mainly in overweight females. The typical symptoms of IIH are headaches and papilledema associated with visual disorders, which can often evolve to blindness. We describe the first patient who developed a clinical syndrome related to an IIH following a bilateral subthalamic deep brain stimulation (DBS) procedure for Parkinson's disease with the particularity that the clinical expression of the IIH syndrome was atypical because of the presence of intracerebral electrodes.

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