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Intracranial hypotension from intrathecal baclofen pump insertion. A case report and review of the literature.

Authors
  • Lad, Shivanand P
  • Li, Gordon
  • Lin, Shih-Chun
  • Henderson, Jaimie M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Stereotactic and functional neurosurgery
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2008
Volume
86
Issue
2
Pages
75–79
Identifiers
PMID: 18073519
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Intracranial hypotension is a syndrome of low cerebrospinal fluid pressure with a variable clinical presentation ranging from postural headaches to coma. A number of neuroradiologic techniques are now available to aid in the diagnosis of this syndrome (CT, MRI, radioisotope cisternography and CT myelography), each showing specific radiographic abnormalities. In this report, we present a case of intracranial hypotension secondary to baclofen pump placement. We review the major clinical findings, neuroimaging abnormalities, key diagnostic features as well as treatment options.

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