Discrepant time course of cranial and spinal subdural collections in a case of SIH treated by EBP

Eur Radiol. 2001;11(11):2310-3. doi: 10.1007/s003300000803.


The MR monitoring of a patient with acute spontaneous intracranial hypotension successfully treated by epidural blood patch revealed strikingly different time course of the initially concomitant cranial and spinal subdural fluid collections. This undescribed feature suggested different pathophysiological mechanisms for the disorder in the two locations and should be kept in mind when imaging patients with the condition.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Blood Patch, Epidural*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Hypotension / complications*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Middle Aged
  • Subdural Effusion / complications*
  • Subdural Effusion / pathology
  • Subdural Effusion / therapy*
  • Time Factors