ABSTRACT: Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is a syndrome associated with increased intracranial pressure without a clear underlying cause that is classically seen in young women. Patients typically present with headache and ocular findings, including disc edema and, less frequently, an abduction deficit. To make a diagnosis of IIH, other than cranial nerve 6 or 7 dysfunction, patients must have a normal neurologic examination. When cranial nerve 7 is affected patients can present with hemifacial spasm. We present the case of a young woman with IIH who had hemifacial spasm as one of the presenting symptoms. Her symptoms resolved once she was treated for IIH with acetazolamide.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Journal of neuro-ophthalmology : the official journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society|
|State||Published - Jun 1 2021|
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