Spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH) is uncommon and usually undiagnosed entity which present most commonly with postural headache. The diagnosis is difficult because of the nonspecific symptoms and lack of awareness about the disease .It is important to recognize SIH as if the disease goes undiagnosed it can cause a significant delay in initiation of the treatment and exposing patient to the risks associated with the treatment for the disorders mimicking intracranial hypotension . We describe a patient with SIH and outline the important clinical and radiological features of this syndrome. The aim of presenting this case report is to emphasize the need for being vigilant for this rare disorder which should be considered in the differential diagnosis of recurrent posture related headache.
Sayed, Mehwish; Asif, Ahmed; Reha, Bushra; and Khan, Amanullah
"Spontaneous intracranial hypotension,"
Pakistan Journal of Neurological Sciences (PJNS): Vol. 9
, Article 7.
Available at: http://ecommons.aku.edu/pjns/vol9/iss2/7