Which CT findings are characteristic of intracranial hypertension in pediatric headache?

Updated: Jan 02, 2019
  • Author: J Ivan Lopez, MD, FAAN, FAHS; Chief Editor: George I Jallo, MD  more...
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CT scan findings may be normal or may show slit-like ventricles in patients with benign intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri). CT scanning is usually needed to exclude other causes of increased intracranial pressure, such as tumors. Intracranial masses are most often diagnosed by means of CT scanning (with contrast to enhance subtle lesions) or MRI.


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