Benign Intracranial Hypertension Necessitating Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Insertion Secondary to Growth Hormone Therapy

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Summary of "Benign Intracranial Hypertension Necessitating Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Insertion Secondary to Growth Hormone Therapy"

Presentation Constant bilateral frontal headache associated with early morning awakenings, two episodes of vomiting and blurred vision. Diagnosis Benign Intracranial Hypertension. Treatment Repeat Lumbar Punctures were performed. GH was stopped and acetazolamide commenced. Later requiring VP shunt due to refractory symptoms with full resolution of symptoms. Conclusion Surgical management involving shunt procedures are reserved for refractory cases and are highly effective at resolving intractable symptoms.


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Name: Irish medical journal
ISSN: 0332-3102
Pages: 936


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