Postcontrast meningeal mr enhancement secondary to intracranial hypotension caused by lumbar puncture

Eric C. Bourekas, Jonathan S. Lewin, Charles F. Lanzieri

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Abstract

Intracranial hypotension, which is most commonly caused by lumbar puncture, can lead to intense meningeal enhancement, which resolves on its own once the intracranial hypotension has been corrected. The characteristic clinical presentation of severe postural headaches with a low opening CSF pressure on subsequent lumbar puncture and a history of prior dural puncture should alert one to the diagnosis, thus avoiding an extensive workup for carcinomatosis or infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)299-301
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of computer assisted tomography
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

Keywords

  • Hypotension
  • Lumbar puncture
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Meninges

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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