Orthostatic headaches caused by CSF leak but with normal CSF pressures.

@article{Mokri1998OrthostaticHC,
  title={Orthostatic headaches caused by CSF leak but with normal CSF pressures.},
  author={Bahram Mokri and Samuel F. Hunter and John L. D. Atkinson and David G. Piepgras},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={1998},
  volume={51 3},
  pages={786-90}
}
OBJECTIVE To report that the syndrome of orthostatic headaches caused by CSF leak can be seen with persistently normal CSF pressures. BACKGROUND CSF leak or shunt overdrainage is known to cause orthostatic headaches and diffuse pachymeningeal gadolinium enhancement (DPGE), typically associated with unmeasurable or very low CSF pressures. METHODS Of 40 consecutive patients with orthostatic headaches and DPGE, all had low or unmeasurable CSF pressures, except seven patients who had… CONTINUE READING

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