Venous Sinus Stenting for Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension: Where Are We Now? Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
  • Cranial Sinuses
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Stents

abstract

  • Idiopathic intracranial hypertension causes headache, papilledema and visual field loss, typically in obese women of childbearing age. Its anatomical underpinnings remain unclear, but a stenosis at the junction of the transverse and sigmoid sinuses has been recognized in the majority of patients through venography. The stenosis may result from intrinsic dural sinus anatomy or extrinsic compression by increased intracranial pressure, but in either case, its stenting has been shown to lead to an improvement in symptoms of intracranial hypertension and papilledema in multiple retrospective, non-controlled studies. Prospective, controlled trials are needed to confirm its efficacy and safety.

publication date

  • February 2017

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ncl.2016.08.006

PubMed ID

  • 27886896

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 59

end page

  • 81

volume

  • 35

number

  • 1