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Case Studies | Radiological Sciences | India | Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023
Case Study of Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension
Abstract: Spontaneous intracranial hypotension is a condition that clinically presents with an orthostatic headache caused by low cerebrospinal fluid pressure (CSF). The other symptoms are mainly due to traction on the cranial and spinal nerves secondary to descent of the brain caused by low CSF pressure. It hascharacteristic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings among which effacement of the suprasellar cistern, engorgement of the venous sinuses and pachymeningeal enhancement have the highest diagnostic sensitivity. This condition is in almost all cases is caused by spinal cerebrospinal fluid leaks.
Keywords: intracranial hypotension; magnetic resonance imaging; pachymeningeal enhancement; dural sinus engorgement
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023,
Pages: 1605 - 1607