Rebound intracranial hypertension after treatment of spontaneous intracranial hypotension

H. Tsui, S. Wu, H. Kuo, C. Chen

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Spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH) is characterized by orthostatic headache and the cause is usually cerebrospinal fluid leaks in spine level. Most patients with SIH have a benign course. Epidural blood patch (EBP) is the treatment of choice when initial conservative managements are ineffective. We reported a patient with SIH diagnosed by using magnetic resonance imaging and radionuclide cisternography. Acute rebound intracranial hypertension developed after EBP and was successfully treated with intravenous osmotic agent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)780-782
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Neurology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Epidural blood patch
  • Intracranial hypertension
  • Intracranial hypotension
  • Orthostatic headache

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology


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