EURORAD ESR

Case 9485

Idiopathic intracranial hypertension

Author(s)
Ankur Arora, Amar Mukund, Shalini Thapar, Deepak Jain

Institute of Liver & Biliary Sciences, Department of Radiodiagnosis;
D-1 Vasant Kunj 110070 New Delhi, India;
Email:aroradrankur@yahoo.com
 
Patient
female, 24 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Axial fat-suppressed T2W MRI

    Bilateral optic nerve sheaths are fluid-distended and are causing mild posterior globe flattening. The optic nerves display an unusual tortuos course.

     
    Area of Interest: Neuroradiology brain;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Coronal fat-suppressed T2W MRI
     

    Bilateral optic nerves are encircled by prominent CSF-distended optic nerve sheaths suggesting an abnormally elevated intracranial pressure.

     
    Area of Interest: Neuroradiology brain;

    Bilateral optic nerve sheaths are distended.

     
    Area of Interest: Neuroradiology brain;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    Parasagittal T2W MRI
     

    Distension of the optic nerve sheaths represent consequence of long-term increased pressure within CSF spaces.

     
    Area of Interest: Neuroradiology brain;

    Distension of the optic nerve sheaths represent consequence of long-term increased pressure within CSF spaces.

     
    Area of Interest: Neuroradiology brain;
     
     
  • Figure 4
    Sagittal T2W MRI

    Note is made of partial empty-sella turcica as evidenced by partial flattening of the pituitary gland along the floor of sella.

     
    Area of Interest: Neuroradiology brain;
     
     
  • Figure 5
    MR Venography
     

    Normal intracranial MR venogram.

     
    Area of Interest: Neuroradiology brain;

    Normal intracranial MR venogram.

     
    Area of Interest: Neuroradiology brain;

    Normal intracranial MR venogram.

     
    Area of Interest: Neuroradiology brain;

    Normal intracranial MR venogram.

     
    Area of Interest: Neuroradiology brain;
     
     
Bilateral optic nerve sheaths are fluid-distended and are causing mild posterior globe flattening. The optic nerves display an unusual tortuos course.
 
Bilateral optic nerves are encircled by prominent CSF-distended optic nerve sheaths suggesting an abnormally elevated intracranial pressure.
 
Bilateral optic nerve sheaths are distended.
 
Distension of the optic nerve sheaths represent consequence of long-term increased pressure within CSF spaces.
 
Distension of the optic nerve sheaths represent consequence of long-term increased pressure within CSF spaces.
 
Note is made of partial empty-sella turcica as evidenced by partial flattening of the pituitary gland along the floor of sella.
 
Normal intracranial MR venogram.
 
Normal intracranial MR venogram.
 
Normal intracranial MR venogram.
 
Normal intracranial MR venogram.
 
 
 
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