Detection of CSF leaks with magnetic resonance imaging in intracranial hypotension syndrome

Algin O., Taskapilioglu O., Zan E., HAKYEMEZ B., Karaoglanoglu M.

JOURNAL OF NEURORADIOLOGY, vol.38, no.3, pp.175-177, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.neurad.2010.11.002
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.175-177
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Intracranial hypotension syndrome (IHS) is a rare disorder characterized by postural headache, low cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pressure, dural thickening and pachymeningeal contrast enhancement as a consequence of decreased CSF volume. The present report is a case of spontaneous IHS due to dural leak at the level of T12-L1. The site of CSF leakage was not detectable on either conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or 12-weighted MR myelography. However, it was evident on contrast-enhanced MR myelography (CE-MRM). The present report discusses the efficacy of CE-MRM in the detection of CSF leaks according to the literature so far. (C) 2010 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.