Diagnosis of spontaneous intracranial hypotension by using magnetic resonance myelography

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✓ The authors describe a case of spontaneous intracranial hypotension in which the leakage site was determined by using magnetic resonance (MR) myelography. This technique demonstrated the route of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage, whereas other methods failed to show direct evidence of leakage. Magnetic resonance myelography is a noninvasive method that is highly sensitive in detecting CSF leakage. This is the first report in which a site of CSF leakage was detected using MR myelography.

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Address reprint requests to: Akira Matsumura, M.D., Department of Neurosurgery, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Tsukuba, 1–1–1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305–8575, Japan. email: matsumur@md.tsukuba.ac.jp.

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