Spontan cerebrospinalvæskelækage kan give intrakraniel hypotension

Translated title of the contribution: Spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leak may cause intracranial hypotension
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Spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH) is often misinterpreted as migraine or tension headache. This type of headache is, however, orthostatic and resolves in supine position. CT scan/MRI of the brain has characteristic findings, enhancement of the pachymeninges and bilateral hygroma. An extreme situation of a 70-year-old woman with sagging midbrain is described in this case report. Although this type of headache may be caused by a dural fistula with spinal fluid leak it is not necessary to locate the lesion with myelografi/MR. Timely treatment with an epidural blood patch at any lumbal level could prevent potentially life-threatening complications and the headache resolved within hours/few days.

Translated title of the contributionSpontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leak may cause intracranial hypotension
Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)V07140389
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jan 2015


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