Spontaneous intracranial hypotension presenting with coma: a case report and literature review


Celik Y., Tekatas A., Albayram S., Gunduz A., Asil T. , Unlu E., ...More

AGRI-THE JOURNAL OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF ALGOLOGY, vol.27, no.3, pp.160-162, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5505/agri.2015.59454
  • Title of Journal : AGRI-THE JOURNAL OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF ALGOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.160-162

Abstract

Spontaneous intracranial hypotension is characterized by orthostatic headache in the absence of a history of head trauma or lumbar puncture, and diagnosis is confirmed by a specific cerebrospinal fluid pressure and neuroimaging findings. It rarely presents with coma. A 62-year-old man presented with progressive cognitive decline of 2 to 4 weeks' duration. He was diagnosed with spontaneous intracranial hypotension according to cerebrospinal fluid pressure and neuroimaging findings, and treated conservatively.