Am J Perinatol 1989; 6(4): 442-445
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-999635

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Pseudotumor Cerebri and Pregnancy

Vern L. Katz, Ruth Peterson, Robert C. Cefalo
  • Division of Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Publication Date:
04 March 2008 (online)


We reviewed 11 pregnancies complicated by pseudotumor cerebri over a 6-year period for an incidence of approximately 1 in 870 births. No pregnancy was adversely affected, but symptoms of pseudotumor increased in 9 of 11 pregnancies. All patients were managed medically, 9 of 11 with analgesics and diuretics. Two cases required steroid therapy.