Surgical treatment of spontaneous intracranial hypotension associated with a spinal arachnoid diverticulum. Case report

J Neurosurg. 1994 Apr;80(4):736-9. doi: 10.3171/jns.1994.80.4.0736.


The authors present the case of a 22-year-old woman who developed spontaneous intracranial hypotension as a result of a cerebrospinal fluid leak from a thoracic extradural arachnoid diverticulum. The patient was successfully treated by ligation of the diverticulum. The entity of spontaneous intracranial hypotension and its relevance to neurosurgery are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Arachnoid*
  • Diverticulum / diagnosis
  • Diverticulum / physiopathology*
  • Diverticulum / surgery*
  • Female
  • Headache / diagnosis
  • Headache / etiology
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Pressure / physiology*
  • Laminectomy
  • Myelography
  • Radionuclide Imaging
  • Spinal Cord Diseases / diagnosis
  • Spinal Cord Diseases / physiopathology*
  • Spinal Cord Diseases / surgery*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed