Intracranial hypertension syndrome - Definition

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Intracranial hypertension syndrome is caused by excessive pressure from cerebrospinal fluid build up inside the skull. The principal accompanying symptoms are cortical blindness, buzzing in the ears, headaches, nausea and vomiting, vertigo, or epileptic fits. In its benign form, treatment for intracranial hypertension syndrome is based on lumbar puncture. In more severe cases it requires surgical treatment.