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

Shivanand P. Lad, Gordon Li, Shih Chun Lin, Jaimie M. Henderson

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-79
Number of pages5
JournalStereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
Volume86
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Baclofen pump
  • Cerebrospinal fluid hypovolemia
  • Cerebrospinal fluid leak
  • Functional neurosurgery
  • Intracranial hypotension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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