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Spontaneous intracranial hypotension presenting to the ENT surgeon: case report.
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PMID:  18926003     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To highlight a case of spontaneous intracranial hypotension presenting to the ENT surgeon. METHOD: We present a case report and a review of the literature concerning spontaneous intracranial hypotension. RESULTS: Spontaneous intracranial hypotension is a rare diagnosis, particularly to the ENT surgeon. We report a patient with tinnitus, hearing loss and headache, symptoms suggestive of an ENT diagnosis such as Ménière's disease or vestibular schwannoma. However, magnetic resonance imaging revealed the characteristic findings of spontaneous intracranial hypotension. The patient's symptoms resolved, except for a mild residual tinnitus, with conservative management alone. CONCLUSION: This case highlights the importance of considering spontaneous intracranial hypotension as a differential diagnosis of certain ENT symptoms.
S Street; P Fagan; J Roche
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2008-10-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  123     ISSN:  1748-5460     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laryngol Otol     Publication Date:  2009 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-22     Completed Date:  2009-12-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  804-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of ENT, Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Llantrissant, Wales, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Headache / etiology
Intracranial Hypotension / cerebrospinal fluid,  diagnosis*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Meniere Disease / diagnosis
Middle Aged
Tinnitus / etiology

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