What is The Difference Between Benign And Malignant Intra-Cranial Hypertension?

I was diagnosed not long ago with Benign Intra Cranial hypertension and I have heard there is another condition called malignant intra cranial hypertension. I just wanted to know if anyone knows the difference between them? Benign Intracranial Hypertension (BIH) is a disease of the brain.It is characterized by increased pressure in the brain without any evidence of any brain pathology by imaging studies. Benign intracranial hypertension is also characterised by normal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF – the fluid that surrounds the entire central nervous system, including brain and spinal cord) content. Read more …






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What Are The Causes Of Intracranial Hypertension?</strong>

Chronic intracranial hypertension can be caused by many conditions including certain drugs such as tetracycline, a blood clot in the brain, excessive intake of vitamin A, or brain tumor. It can also occur without a detectable cause. This is idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH).

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  • Intrepyd March 19, 2009, 9:36 pm

    Benign and malignant hypertension is a difference of magnitude. Malignant hypertension is much higher, and often more sudden. The effects on the circulatory system are different, as you could guess. Benign hypertension acts over a long time, but malignant hypertension can cause dramatic changes in the blood vessels, including a thickening that can eventually damage the organs they supply.

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