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Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
Volume 2011, Article ID 405838, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/405838
Case Report

Rapid Recovery of Visual Acuity after Lumboperitoneal Shunt Operation in Malignant Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

1Neurology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Pamukkale University, 90-20020 Denizli, Turkey
2Neurosurgery Department, Faculty of Medicine, Pamukkale University, 90-20020 Denizli, Turkey

Received 29 July 2011; Accepted 22 August 2011

Academic Editors: C.-Y. Cheng, C.-k. Joo, A. K. Lauer, and P. Venkatesh

Copyright © 2011 Levent Sinan Bir et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Background. Idiopathic intracranial hypertension can cause rapid deterioration of visual acuity in some severe cases, and these cases are usually thought to have “malignant” form of this disease. Case. In this paper, we report on a 16-year-old girl who is a typical example for malignant idiopathic intracranial hypertension with a rapid recovery of visual acuity after lumboperitoneal shunt operation. Observations and Conclusions. Malignant form of idiopathic intracranial hypertension must be kept in mind in selected patients to avoid irreversible visual loss.