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ABSTRACT: Intracranial hypotension is typically manifested by orthostatic headache. The most frequent underlying factor is cerebrospinal fluid leakage. It has been suggested that dural structural weakness in some connective tissue diseases may be responsible for dural tears and diverticula and consequently leakage. We present a case of spontaneous intracranial hypotension associated with Marfan syndrome and autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. The patient was treated successfully with epidural autologous blood patch. Dural involvements of these hereditary connective tissue diseases are also discussed.
Headache The Journal of Head and Face Pain 05/2008; 48(4):632-6. · 2.94 Impact Factor