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Regional Anesthesia for the Management of Cesarean Section in Patients with Pseudotumor Cerebri
  1. Shantilal K. Gandhi, MB, BS, FFARCS,
  2. Saeed M. Dhamee, MB, BS and
  3. Caridad B. Asiddao, MD
  1. From the Department of Anesthesiology, The Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Pseudotumor cerebri, commonly known as benign intracranial hypertension, is a syndrome of unknown cause. It occurs most often in young women who have menstrual irregularities, are pregnant, or who use oral contraceptives. Symptoms are usually exacerbated during pregnancy. The anesthetic management of cesarean section in a patient with pseudotumor cerebri is presented and, the advantages and disadvantages of different techniques are discussed.

  • Benign intracranial hypertension
  • pseudotumor cerebri
  • Pregnancy
  • cesarean section
  • anesthesia

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