Volume : VIII, Issue : VI, June - 2018

Role of MRI in diagnostic evaluation of BIH

Dr. Ashok K Kapoor, Dr. Ishan Saini, Dr. Mohita Mohan, Dr. Ashish Kumar

Abstract :

Objective:To study the role of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in diagnostic evaluation of benign intracranial hypertension (BIH).

Materials and methods:The present study was carried out in the Department of Radiodiagnosis, ESIC Medical College & Hospital, Faridabad. The study included twenty seven patients who were diagnosed with benign intracranial hypertension(BIH) based on modified Dandy’s criteria.

Results: Middle aged females were more commonly affected. Most commonradiological findings were slit like frontal horns of lateral ventricles and empty sella, present in all of our patients. Findings involving optic nerve were present in 13 out of 27 (48%) of our patients, while 2 of 27 (7%) patients had spontaneous csf leak in presence of BIH. On manometry, CSF opening pressure[OP] was more than 25cm of H2O in all the patients.

Conclusion:Slit like ventricles, empty sella, vertical kinking of optic nerve anddistension of the perioptic subarachnoid space are importantradiological markers of BIH that contribute to its diagnosis.

Keywords :

Pseudotumor cerebri   BIH   IIH   papilledema   CSF  

Article: Download PDF   DOI : 10.36106/ijar  

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Dr. Ashok K Kapoor, Dr. Ishan Saini, Dr. Mohita Mohan, Dr. Ashish Kumar, Role of MRI in diagnostic evaluation of BIH, INDIAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH : Volume-8 | Issue-6 | June-2018


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