Spontaneous intracranial hypotension, hygromata and haematomata

Healy, D G; Goadsby, P J; Kitchen, N D; Yousry, I; Hanna, M C
April 2008
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry;Apr2008, Vol. 79 Issue 4, p442
Academic Journal
The article describes the case of a 65-year-old man who had severe fronto-occipital throbbing headache and who was later diagnosed with spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH), hygromata and subdural hematomata. The case of the patient, who was treated conservatively by bed rest and analgesia, demonstrates that conservative management has a place in the management of some SIH patients, even in the presence of associated subdural hemorrhage.


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