Spontaneous intracranial hypotension after labor without spinal intervention


Albayram S., Tuzgen S., Guenduez A., Kilic F. , Bas A.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY, vol.15, no.1, pp.91-93, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1468-1331.2007.01994.x
  • Journal Name: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.91-93

Abstract

We present a 29-year-old woman admitted with severe postural headache after spontaneous term labor. Lactation ceased for the duration of headache. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed dural thickening that is suggestive of spontaneous intracranial hypotension. CT-cisternography disclosed cervicodorsal dural leak. She was treated with a high-volume epidural blood patch (EBP) and her symptoms were relieved. Lactation returned to normal after EBP. She had normal findings on follow-up MRI examination at 6 months.