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Vol. 17, No. 1, 2004
Issue release date: December 2003
Cerebrovasc Dis 2004;17:9–12

Cerebral Sinus Venous Thrombosis in Two Patients with Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension

Berroir S. · Grabli D. · Héran F. · Bakouche P. · Bousser M.-G.
aDepartment of Neurology, Lariboisière Hospital, and Departments of bNeurology and cImaging, Fondation Ophtalmologique Adolphe-de-Rothschild, Paris, France

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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.

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