Idiopathic intracranial hypertension presenting as postpartum headache

Mariam Mathew, Ayesha Salahuddin, Namitha R. Mathew, Ramachandiran Nandhagopal

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Abstract

Postpartum headache is described as headache and neck or shoulder pain during the first 6 weeks after delivery. Common causes of headache in the puerperium are migraine headache and tension headache; other causes include pre-eclampsia/eclampsia, post-dural puncture headache, cortical vein thrombosis, subarachnoid hemorrhage, posterior reversible leukoencephalopathy syndrome, brain tumor, cerebral ischemia, meningitis, and so forth. Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is a rare cause of postpartum headache. It is usually associated with papilledema, headache, and elevated intracranial pressure without any focal neurologic abnormality in an otherwise healthy person. It is more commonly seen in obese women of reproductive age group, but rare during pregnancy and postpartum. We present a case of IIH who presented to us 18 days after cesarean section with severe headache and was successfully managed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-55
Number of pages4
JournalNeurosciences
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2016
Externally publishedYes

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Pseudotumor Cerebri
Postpartum Period
Headache
Post-Dural Puncture Headache
Posterior Leukoencephalopathy Syndrome
Nervous System Malformations
Tension-Type Headache
Eclampsia
Papilledema
Shoulder Pain
Intracranial Hypertension
Neck Pain
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Pre-Eclampsia
Brain Ischemia
Migraine Disorders
Meningitis
Brain Neoplasms
Cesarean Section
Veins

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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Medicine(all)

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Mathew, M., Salahuddin, A., Mathew, N. R., & Nandhagopal, R. (2016). Idiopathic intracranial hypertension presenting as postpartum headache. Neurosciences, 21(1), 52-55. https://doi.org/10.17712/nsj.2016.1.20150304
Mathew, Mariam ; Salahuddin, Ayesha ; Mathew, Namitha R. ; Nandhagopal, Ramachandiran. / Idiopathic intracranial hypertension presenting as postpartum headache. In: Neurosciences. 2016 ; Vol. 21, No. 1. pp. 52-55.
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Mathew, M, Salahuddin, A, Mathew, NR & Nandhagopal, R 2016, 'Idiopathic intracranial hypertension presenting as postpartum headache', Neurosciences, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 52-55. https://doi.org/10.17712/nsj.2016.1.20150304

Idiopathic intracranial hypertension presenting as postpartum headache. / Mathew, Mariam; Salahuddin, Ayesha; Mathew, Namitha R.; Nandhagopal, Ramachandiran.

In: Neurosciences, Vol. 21, No. 1, 01.01.2016, p. 52-55.

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