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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

Published: 15 December 2005


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

HeadacheIntracranial hypotension