Trigeminal neuralgia in a patient with spontaneous intracranial hypotension

William P. Cheshire, Robert E. Wharen

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Spontaneous intracranial hypotension and trigeminal neuralgia are examples of pain syndromes arising from shifting anatomical relationships in the posterior fossa. We report both conditions occurring in the same patient and resolving following surgical closure of a cervical nerve root sleeve dural defect. This case further elucidates the pathophysiologic basis of both forms of head pain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)770-773
Number of pages4
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2009


  • Cerebrospinal fluid hypovolemia
  • Intracranial hypotension
  • Subdural cerebrospinal fluid effusion
  • Trigeminal neuralgia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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