What is Pseudotumor Cerebri?
Pseudotumor cerebri literally means "false brain tumor." It is likely due to high pressure caused by the buildup or poor absorption of cerebrospinal fluid in the subarachnoid space surrounding the brain. The disorder is most common in women between the ages of 20 and 50. Symptoms of pseudotumor cerebri, which include headache, nausea, vomiting, and pulsating intracranial noises, closely mimic symptoms of brain tumors.
Is there any treatment?
What research is being done?
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|Intracranial Hypertension Research Foundation
6517 Buena Vista Drive
Vancouver, WA 98661
|National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)
P.O. Box 1968
(55 Kenosia Avenue)
Danbury, CT 06813-1968
Tel: 203-744-0100 Voice Mail 800-999-NORD (6673)
|Pseudotumor Cerebri Support Network
8247 Riverside Drive
Powell, OH 43065
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Last updated February 14, 2007