Intracranial hypertension in 2 children with marfan syndrome

Yvonne Hilhorst-Hofstee, Lucia J. M. Kroft, Gerard Pals, Jeroen P. P. van Vugt, Wouterina C. G. Overweg-Plandsoen

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Two unrelated children with Marfan syndrome presented with recurrent intracranial hypertension. Both children complained of headache, nausea, and vomiting and one of them had papilledema. Both had increased cerebrospinal fluid pressure, and their complaints disappeared after lumbar puncture. Although severe headache has been reported in Marfan syndrome due to intracranial hypotension, this is to our knowledge the first report of intracranial hypertension in Marfan patients
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)954-955
JournalJournal of child neurology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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