Yashoda hospital treats a woman with Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH)

K M Dayashankar

KARIMNAGAR, MAY 28, 2024: Doctors at the Yashoda hospital, Somajiguda, Hyderabad treated a 33-year-old woman suffering from Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH) also known as ‘Pseudotumor Cerebri’ with minimal invasion surgery by inserting a stent.

Disclosing this to newsmen here on Tuesday, Yashoda hospital Neurologist Dr J Mohan Krishna and Interventional Radiologist Dr Sriharish Vankayalapati said that Pranitha, a patient from Ithapalli village of Pegadapalli mandal, was suffering from severe headache, episodes of vomiting and problems with vision for over four years. She had approached several doctors in Karimnagar and she was informed that she was having water in the brain and giving medications.

When her problem aggravated with severe pain and problem with eyesight due to pressure on optic nerve, she approached the Yashoda hospital. The doctors after conducting MRI scanning diagnosed with Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH), a condition usually triggered by various factors mostly among women such as hormonal changes and other issues such as obesity.

Due to IIH, there was pressure in the fluids that surround the brain whose function is to act as a protective layer and leads to symptoms experienced by these patients. The doctors inserted the stent to release the pressure with minimal invasion. They said that it was effective and accurate treatment with less stay in hospital. It is also cost effective when compared to surgery, they added. The patient is presently using only blood thinner medicine which would be discontinued very soon. She said that she was relieved of her headache instantly and eye-sight restored to normal.


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