Spontaneous intracranial hypotension syndrome.

Rita Sousa, Raquel Gouveia, Leonor Lopes, Nuno Ruivo, Nuno Henriques, Graça Sá, David Coutinho, Jorge Campos


Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension is a rare syndrome, characterized by orthostatic headaches, low CSF pressure and characteristic aspects on MRI. The authors describe a clinical case of Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension, in which the MRI investigation revealed a low position of the cerebellar tonsils, a diffuse and symmetric dural enhancement and an engorgement of the cervical epidural venous plexus. The authors make a review of the physiopathology, clinical and radiological aspects related to this syndrome.

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