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Spontaneous intracranial hypotension: case report

  • P. Merlo1Email author,
  • A. M. Clerici1,
  • B. Stival1,
  • V. Rebecchi1,
  • M. Noce1 and
  • S. Mazza1
The Journal of Headache and Pain20056:258

DOI: 10.1007/s10194-005-0258-y

Published: 15 December 2005

Abstract

Spontaneous intracranial hypotension is a well defined entity, however it is characterised by a relevant clinical heterogeneity. The main feature is orthostatic headache, often accompanied by other symptoms. The diagnosis is easily made in the presence of orthostatic headache, excluding an obvious aetiology of low cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pressure, and often there is no evidence of direct or indirect CSF leak.

Key words

Headache Intracranial hypotension