A familial coincidence of pseudotumor cerebri and communicating hydrocephalus

Ian Johnston, Michael K. Kerin Morgan

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A family in which the mother and two of four daughters had a diagnosis of pseudotumor cerebri and one son developed communicating hydrocephalus is described. The other two daughters both have a long history of headaches but no signs of intracranial hypertension. The argument is advanced that there exists a defect of cerebrospinal fluid absorption common to pseudotumor cerebri and communicating hydrocephalus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)727-729
Number of pages3
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes


  • communicating hydrocephalus
  • pseudotumor cerebri
  • cerebrospinal fluid absorption


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