Cerebral sinus venous thrombosis in two patients with spontaneous intracranial hypotension

Cerebrovasc Dis. 2004;17(1):9-12. doi: 10.1159/000073892. Epub 2003 Oct 3.


We report 2 patients who had clinical and neuroimaging signs of spontaneous intracranial hypotension and who developed cerebral sinus venous thrombosis. This sequence of events -- known after dural puncture but not in spontaneous intracranial hypotension -- was suggested by the change in the pattern of headache, from a postural to a permanent and increasing one. The diagnostic and therapeutic difficulties that this complication raises are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Hypotension / complications*
  • Intracranial Hypotension / diagnosis
  • Intracranial Hypotension / physiopathology
  • Middle Aged
  • Sinus Thrombosis, Intracranial / diagnosis
  • Sinus Thrombosis, Intracranial / etiology*
  • Sinus Thrombosis, Intracranial / physiopathology