New frontiers in venous sinus stenting: Illustrative cases

Bradley A. Gross, Felipe C. Albuquerque, Karam Moon, Cameron G. McDougall

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Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) occurs rarely, with severe patients recalcitrant to pharmacologic management often requiring cerebrospinal fluid diversion. We report two patients with variant IIH successfully treated with venous sinus stenting: 1) A 65-year-old man with severe vision loss, papilledema, and cognitive decline treated with four telescoped stents across a long, severely stenotic transverse-sigmoid system, and 2) a 58-year-old woman with headaches, vision loss, and papilledema secondary to a jugular paraganglioma causing severe jugular bulb stenosis that required contralateral venous sinus stenting. At 3-month and 1-month follow-up, respectively, ophthalmologic examinations showed vision improvement. The first patient also had improved cognition, and the second patient also had improved headaches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)241-244
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Intracranial hypertension
  • Pseudotumor cerebri
  • Stenosis
  • Stent
  • Venous sinus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Physiology (medical)


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