The Journal of Headache and Pain

Official Journal of the "European Headache Federation" and of "Lifting The Burden - The Global Campaign against Headache"

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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

Received: 19 August 2005

Accepted: 24 September 2005

Published: 10 November 2005


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 hypotensionPostural headachePachymeningeal enhancementHygroma


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