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BrainWaves #167 The role of sinovenous stenosis in idiopathic intracranial hypertension

MedLink Neurology Podcast is delighted to feature selected episodes from BrainWaves, courtesy of James E Siegler MD, its originator and host. BrainWaves is an academic audio podcast whose mission is to educate medical providers through clinical cases and topical reviews in neurology, medicine, and the humanities, and episodes originally aired from 2016 to 2021.

Originally released: July 9, 2020

Webster defines “idiopathic” as “arising spontaneously or from an obscure or unknown cause.” By definition, this means idiopathic intracranial hypertension has no proximate cause. But that’s not exactly true. This week on the podcast, we explore the evidence behind the theory that transverse sinus stenosis may contribute to this condition. Disclaimer: No chicken or eggs were harmed in the making of this episode.

Produced by James E Siegler. Music courtesy of Squire Tuck, Swelling, Three Chain Links, and Unheard Music Concepts. The opening theme was composed by Jimothy Dalton. Sound effects by Mike Koenig and Daniel Simion. Unless otherwise mentioned in the podcast, no competing financial interests exist in the content of this episode. BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used for clinical decision-making. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @brainwavesaudio for the latest updates to the podcast.


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