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Novel Advanced Imaging and Treatment Paradigms for Patients with IIH and Pulsatile Tinnitus

Dr. Omar Choudhri discusses the factors that contribute to the pathophysiology of IIH and advanced imaging to help aid in the diagnosis and treatment

On Feb 22nd, Dr. Omar Choudhri presented Novel Advanced Imaging & Treatment Paradigms for Patients with Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension and Pulsatile Tinnitus. Dr. Omar Choudhri is a neurosurgeon and neurointerventionalist and is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania. The moderator for this lecture is Dr. Pierre Gobin. He is a neurointerventionalist at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York with more than 30 years of experience in treating cerebrovascular conditions.

To view the entire 1-hour lecture, click here. A few key points from his lecture are:

  • Although the exact mechanism of IIH is unknown, there are multiple factors that contribute to its pathophysiology such as centripetal (central) adiposity, immune, inflammatory, glymphatic and lymphatic dysfunction. 
  • There is a correlation between patients with IIH and an increased central adiposity.
  • IIH occurs when there is an imbalance of cerebrospinal fluid production and absorption 
  • Over 90% of patients with transverse sinus stenosis is seen with MR imaging 
  • Venous sinus stenosis is seen on imaging in almost 90% of IIH patients 
  • Venous manometry is essential to corroborate noninvasive imaging findings. At times, even if there is narrowing of a vessel seen on imaging, it does not always translate to impaired flow. Venous manometry can provide helpful information such as if there is a pressure gradient. 
  • Dr. Choudhri explained novel advanced imaging to help aid in the diagnosis and treatment of IIH such as: retrograde balloon assisted phlebography, fusion 3D imaging, temporal bone high resolution DYNA CT and access through the right upper extremity.

We thank Dr. Choudhri for his expertise and devotion to IIH. If you would like to get in touch with Dr. Choudhri or see him as a patient click here

Our next live webinar will be held in April. We will be hosting a chat session and focus on Navigating Through the Healthcare System with IIH. We will keep you posted on the date and time. If you would like to stay informed, click here.

 

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