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Minerva Oftalmologica 2019 March;61(1):9-12

DOI: 10.23736/S0026-4903.19.01825-7

Copyright © 2019 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: Italian

Nutritional intervention in obese patients with pseudotumor cerebri

Maria COCCO 1 , Marco S. LOIODICE 1, Nicola DELLE NOCI 1, Cristiana IACULLI 1, Patrizia ROBERTO 2

1 Unit of Ophtalmology, Policlinic of Foggia, Foggia, Italy; 2 Nursing Unit, Policlinic of Foggia, Foggia, Italy



Pseudotumor cerebri (PTC) is a syndrome characterized by intracranial hypertension (>20 mmH2O), bilateral headache and papilledema, initially without loss of visus, in the absence of intracranial expansive processes or hydrocephalus. Since obesity is a risk factor for the development and progression of the disease, the reduction of BMI through a targeted dietetic intervention (to be hypocaloric, hypoglucidic, hyperproteic) positively influences the natural history of the pathology.


KEY WORDS: Pseudotumor cerebri; Obesity; Diet

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