A Practical Approach to the Diagnosis of Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension

  • Kristen Steenerson
  • Rashmi HalkerEmail author
Uncommon and/or Unusual Headaches and Syndromes (J Ailani, Section Editor)
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Spontaneous intracranial hypotension can be difficult to diagnose as there are a number of tests available and knowing how to appropriately choose amongst them is not always easy. In this article, we will review the available diagnostic options and provide a practical approach to the workup of a patient with suspected intracranial hypotension.


CSF leak Spinal fluid leak Spontaneous intracranial hypotension Post-dural puncture headache Chronic daily headache 


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Kristen Steenerson and Rashmi Halker each declare no potential conflicts of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mayo ClinicScottsdaleUSA

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