Atormac
brintellex
Neurology India
menu-bar5 Open access journal indexed with Index Medicus
  Users online: 2350  
 Home | Login 
About Editorial board Articlesmenu-bullet NSI Publicationsmenu-bullet Search Instructions Online Submission Subscribe Videos Etcetera Contact
  Navigate Here 
 »   Next article
 »   Previous article
 »   Table of Contents

 Resource Links
 »   Similar in PUBMED
 »  Search Pubmed for
 »  Search in Google Scholar for
 »Related articles
 »   Citation Manager
 »   Access Statistics
 »   Reader Comments
 »   Email Alert *
 »   Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed7337    
    Printed110    
    Emailed2    
    PDF Downloaded292    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 3    

Recommend this journal

 

 CASE REPORT
Year : 2007  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 382--384

Syndrome of spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid hypovolemia: Report of six cases


Department of Neurology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Cochin, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
N V Ahsan Moosa
Dept. of Neurology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Institute, Cochin - 682 026, Kerala
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.37095

Rights and Permissions

Syndrome of spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid hypovolemia (SCH) is a rare cause of new onset headache. We report six cases of SCH presenting with new onset headache. All six cases were females. Acute onset orthostatic headache and neck pain were the chief characteristics of SCH in our cases. The MRI brain showed pachymeningeal gadolinium enhancement in all patients. Spinal extradural CSF collection was demonstrable on MRI in three cases. All cases improved with conservative therapy. High index of clinical suspicion and contrast enhanced MRI brain is the key to accurate diagnosis in the majority of cases.






[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*


        
Print this article     Email this article

Online since 20th March '04
Published by Wolters Kluwer - Medknow