intracranial hypotension


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in·tra·cra·ni·al hy·po·ten·sion

subnormal pressure of cerebrospinal fluid; most commonly following lumbar puncture and associated with headache, nausea, vomiting, stiffness of the neck, and sometimes fever; may also result from dehydration.
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CT-guided epidural blood patching of directly observed or potential leak sites for the targeted treatment of spontaneous intracranial hypotension.
Spontaneous spinal cerebrospinal fluid leaks and intracranial hypotension.
Less frequently, spontaneous intracranial hypotension occurs in a well-characterised connective tissue disorder such as Marfan's syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos type II disease or autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (10).
Caption: Figure 1: Brain magnetic resonance imaging showing typical findings in spontaneous intracranial hypotension with coronal and axial fluid attenuated inversion recover-weighted images.
Headache attributed to spontaneous intracranial hypotension.
Atkinson JLD, Weinshenker BG, Miller GM, et al: Acquired Chiari I malformation secondary to spontaneous spinal cerebrospinal fluid leakage and chronic intracranial hypotension syndrome in seven cases.
Dillon WP, Fishman RA: Some lessons learned about the diagnosis and treatment of spontaneous intracranial hypotension.
Fishman RA, Dillon WP: Dural enhancement and cerebral displacement secondary to intracranial hypotension.
It is uncommon and paradoxical to have headache due to intracranial hypotension in patients with IIH for which the treatment of choice is drainage of CSF using a shunt.
The CSF pressure in patients with intracranial hypotension is often less than 60 mm CSF.
Analgesics and sumatriptan have been known to be ineffective in patients with headache due to intracranial hypotension.
Key Words: neuroendoscopy, hydrocephalus, iatrogenic complication, intracranial hypotension, haematoma

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