[Benign intracranial hypertension in childhood following mastoiditis (author's transl)]

H Zeumer, F Kotlarek
Klinische Pädiatrie 1981, 193 (4): 325-7
Case report concerning a three years old boy with benign intracranial hypertension. The typical symptoms are results of increased intracranial pressure, associated with headache, vomiting, choked disk, occasionally dehiscence of cranial sutures and sixth nerve paresis. In computed tomography there were no tumor signs. In childhood a possible cause in thrombosis of the lateral sinus following an occult mastoiditis after antibiotic therapy. Mastoidectomy, intensive antibiotic therapy as well as serial lumbar punctures led to complete recovery in most cases.

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