Intracranial hypotension


The patient presented with headache.

Patient Data

Age: 45-year-old
Gender: Female

Sagging of the optic chiasm, obliteration of the suprasellar cistern and quadrigeminal cisterns are noted associated with cerebellar tonsil herniation and smooth leptomeningeal enhancement.

Case Discussion

Intracranial hypotension can be spontaneous or secondary to trauma, surgery or over shunting. Usually, it is treated by epidural blood patch. 

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Case information

rID: 45580
Case created: 30th May 2016
Last edited: 3rd Jun 2016
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