It presents like there should be a mass in the brain, but none can be found.
- blurred vision
- horizontal diplopia
Benign intracranial hypertension is associated with:
- vitamin A
- weight loss
- loop diuretics
- therapeutic lumbar puncture
Note that up to 10% of patients have permanent significant vision loss - so its name of 'benign' is a little misleading! Optic nerve sheath fenestration can help prevent this.
Onwards for a spot of coarctation of the aorta...