Bariatric surgery effective for idiopathic intracranial hypertension: study

The study, albeit small, is the first randomised controlled trial on weight loss for the condition, authors say
Reuters Health Staff writer
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Results of a small study show that women with idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) have a greater drop in intracranial pressure when given bariatric surgery instead of being assigned to a community weight-management program.

However, bariatric surgery did not produce a significant difference in headache disability, visual function or papilledema grade, although it did lead to a significantly better quality of life, the UK researchers report in JAMA Neurology.