Intracranial Hypotension: A Feline Model and Effects on Cerebral Blood Flow

  • S. Pomeranz
  • L. Beni
  • J. Gomori
  • M. Shalit
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Intracranial hypotension is a frequently noted phenomenon in the clinical neurosurgical setting [1, 3, 4, 5, 9]. A typical picture of severe headaches, nausea, general malaise, and occasionally, decreased consciousness are the well-known nonspecific hallmarks of this syndrome [1]. A variety of situations such as traumatic cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak, lumbar puncture or continuous CSF drainage, craniotomy, intra- and extracranial drainage systems, overdrained hydrocephalus, and spontaneous intracranial hypotension have been described as causative [3, 4, 5, 9].


Cerebral Blood Flow Mean Arterial Pressure Cerebral Perfusion Pressure Ventricular Pressure Intracranial Hypotension 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Pomeranz
    • 1
  • L. Beni
    • 1
  • J. Gomori
    • 2
  • M. Shalit
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of NeurosurgeryHadassah University HospitalJerusalemIsrael
  2. 2.RadiologyHadassah University HospitalJerusalemIsrael

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