Intracranial hypotension from intrathecal baclofen pump insertion. A case report and review of the literature.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Intracranial hypotension is a syndrome of low cerebrospinal fluid pressure with a variable clinical presentation ranging from postural headaches to coma. A number of neuroradiologic techniques are now available to aid in the diagnosis of this syndrome (CT, MRI, radioisotope cisternography and CT myelography), each showing specific radiographic abnormalities. In this report, we present a case of intracranial hypotension secondary to baclofen pump placement. We review the major clinical findings, neuroimaging abnormalities, key diagnostic features as well as treatment options.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lad, SP; Li, G; Lin, S-C; Henderson, JM

Published Date

  • 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 86 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 75 - 79

PubMed ID

  • 18073519

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1423-0372

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1159/000112427


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Switzerland