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January 1984

Recurrent Thyrotoxicosis and Papilledema in a Patient With Communicating Hydrocephalus

Author Affiliations

From the Divisions of Neurology (Drs Stern and Krumholz), Ophthalmology (Dr Gruen), and Neurosurgery (Dr Aronson), and the Department of Medicine (Dr Koeppel), Sinai Hospital of Baltimore; and the Department of Neurology, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore (Drs Stern and Krumholz).

Arch Neurol. 1984;41(1):65-67. doi:10.1001/archneur.1984.04050130071026

• A patient with communicating hydrocephalus had recurrent papilledema during episodes of thyrotoxicosis. Increased intracranial pressure was documented and, as reflected by the severity of the papilledema, fluctuated in proportion to the thyroid hormone levels.

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