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If your child gets treatment for pseudotumor cerebri syndrome (PTC), a full recovery is possible.
Vision loss is a serious risk. The goal of PTC treatment is to make sure damage to the eyes isn't permanent.
Pediatric pseudotumor treatment depends on the cause. In most cases, doctors prescribe Acetazolamide.
At UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, we follow our patients closely to detect changes in eye exams even before symptoms appear.
We'll also treat any related conditions or risk factors, such as:
Any treatment may also include follow-up exams to monitor the eyes. PTC can sometimes return, even if treatment worked the first time.
When vision loss is a concern, our neurosurgeons are ready to help.
Our board-certified pediatric physicians specialize in treating pediatric pseudotumor, and our staff has many years of experience.
Our services include all areas of children's neurology.
We also conduct clinical trials and research studies to find new and better PTC treatments for children.
To learn more about PTC treatment or make an appointment for your child, contact the Brain Care Institute at 412-692-5520.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
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