Spontaneous craniospinal hypotension

Steven M. Weindling, Amy L. Kotsenas

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Abstract

Spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak has been called "spontaneous intracranial hypotension," emphasizing the Intracranial symptoms and imaging findings. We present a patient with spontaneous CSF leak whose initial spinal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings were thought to represent epidural tumor or Infection. Subsequent MRI examinations showed an improvement of both intracranial and spinal CSF hypotension findings coinciding with clinical symptom resolution. We propose the term "spontaneous craniospinal hypotension" to better emphasize this syndrome's unifying intracranial and spinal pathophysiology and imaging findings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)804-809
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Volume22
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005

Keywords

  • CSF leak
  • Headache
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Spontaneous craniospinal hypotension
  • Spontaneous intracranial hypotension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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