Diagnostic Criteria for Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH)

The combination of raised intracranial pressure, without hydrocephalus or mass lesion, normal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) composition and where no underlying aetiology is found are accepted criteria for the diagnosis of IIH. Continue reading

Indications for Intracranial Pressure Monitoring

Monitoring of Intracranial Pressure (ICP) is an invasive technique and has some associated risks. For a favorable risk-to-benefit ratio, ICP monitoring is indicated only in patients with significant risk of intracranial hypertension. Continue reading

ICHD-II Diagnostic Criteria for Headache Attributed to Non-Vascular Intracranial Disorder

A. Progressive headache with at least 1 of the following characteristics and fulfilling criteria C-D:

  1. Daily occurrence
  2. Diffuse and/or constant (non-pulsating) pain
  3. Aggravated by coughing or straining

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