Korean J Cerebrovasc Surg.  2010 Sep;12(3):156-158.

A Case of Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension with Subdural Hematoma Mimicking Meningitis

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  • 1Department of Neurology, Gachon University of Medicine & Science, Gachon University Gil Hospital, Incheon, Republic of Korea. yblee@gachon.ac.kr

Abstract

Spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH) results from spontaneous cerebral spinal fluid leakage, of unknown etiology, at the level of the spine. Physicians' unfamiliarity with SIH and a its varied clinical and radiographic manifestations may contribute to a delayed or erroneous diagnosis. We report an SIH patient whose subdural hematoma (SDH) clinically mimicked meningitis, but who recovered 1 week later, without any neurologic deficit, after an epidural blood patch (EBP) treatment.

Keyword

Spontaneous intracranial hypotension; Subdural hematoma; Positional headache

MeSH Terms

Blood Patch, Epidural
Hematoma, Subdural
Humans
Intracranial Hypotension
Meningitis
Neurologic Manifestations
Spine
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