Spontaneous intracranial hypotension: an easily treated headache

Mohamed Asif Chinnaratha, Ronald A Criddle and Paul J Graziotti
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (1): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2007.tb01129.x
Published online: 2 July 2007

To the Editor: We report a patient with spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH), which is now an increasingly recognised syndrome. Orthostatic headache with typical findings on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are the keys to diagnosis. When correctly diagnosed, SIH management is easy and highly effective in most cases.

  • St John of God Hospital, Perth, WA.


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