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

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Wouter I. SchievinkDepartments of Neurosurgery and Neurology, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida

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Ronald ReimerDepartments of Neurosurgery and Neurology, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida

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✓ 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.

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