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A case of spontaneous intracranial hypotension with typical magnetic resonance images

  • M. Trappolini1, 2Email author,
  • A. Clarice1,
  • A. Scorza1,
  • L. Angrisani1,
  • F. Trappolini1,
  • M. March Rocchietti1 and
  • M. Proietta1
The Journal of Headache and Pain20057:247

DOI: 10.1007/s10194-005-0247-1

Received: 19 August 2005

Accepted: 24 September 2005

Published: 10 November 2005

Abstract

Spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH) is a rare syndrome defined by postural headache, associated with a low cerebrospinal fluid pressure, without history of previous dural trauma or invasive treatment on rachis. We reported a case of a patient with postural headache caused by SIH identified by magnetic resonance images and treated with saline solution infusion with complete remission of symptoms.

Key words

Spontaneous intracranial hypotension Postural headache Pachymeningeal enhancement Hygroma