hypotension

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hypotension

Pathol abnormally low blood pressure

hypotension

[¦hī·pō′ten·chən]
(medicine)
Abnormally low blood pressure, commonly considered to be levels below 100 diastolic and 40 systolic.
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Misdiagnosis of spontaneous intracranial hypotension.
Spectrum of subdural fluid collections in spontaneous intracranial hypotension.
Spontaneous intracranial hypotension is a rare condition caused by a spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak; it is often misdiagnosed or under-diagnosed (1).
Clinical suspicion of spontaneous intracranial hypotension syndrome (SIH) is suggested by a history of daily headaches that occur shortly after assuming an upright position and are relieved by lying down.
The differential diagnosis for orthostatic headache includes spontaneous intracranial hypotension (as in these cases), postdural puncture (resulting from a lumbar puncture or spinal anesthesia), and CSF fistula.
On MRI of the brain with gadolinium contrast, the classic sign of intracranial hypotension due to a CSF leak is contiguous, pachymeningeal enhancement, Dr.
Schievink WI, Meyer FB, Atkinson JLD, et al: Spontaneous spinal cerebrospinal fluid leaks and intracranial hypotension.
Mokri B: Spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leaks: from intracranial hypotension to cerebrospinal fluid hypovolemia.
An MRI with contrast showed pachymeningeal enhancement suggestive of headache due to intracranial hypotension (Figure 1).
The patient described developed headaches due to both intracranial hypertension and intracranial hypotension within a short span of time.
The haematoma may have resulted from sudden intracranial hypotension after the placement of external ventricular drains.
Iatrogenically induced intracranial hypotension is a known phenomenon.

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