Rebound intracranial hypertension: a complication of epidural blood patching for intracranial hypotension.

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Journal Article (Review)

Rebound intracranial hypertension is a complication of epidural blood patching for treatment of intracranial hypotension characterized by increased intracranial pressure, resulting in potentially severe headache, nausea, and vomiting. Because the symptoms of rebound intracranial hypertension may bear some similarity to those of intracranial hypotension and literature reports of rebound intracranial hypertension are limited, it may be mistaken for refractory intracranial hypotension, leading to inappropriate management. This clinical report of 9 patients with confirmed rebound intracranial hypertension reviews the clinical characteristics of patients with this condition, emphasizing factors that can be helpful in discriminating rebound intracranial hypertension from refractory spontaneous intracranial hypotension, and discusses treatment.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kranz, PG; Amrhein, TJ; Gray, L

Published Date

  • June 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 35 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1237 - 1240

PubMed ID

  • 24407273

Pubmed Central ID

  • 24407273

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1936-959X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3174/ajnr.A3841

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States