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New-onset headaches secondary to spontaneous intracranial hypotension
  1. Subhendu Rath1,
  2. Ahmed Shaikh2,
  3. Priya Narwal3,
  4. Ankit Gupta1
  1. 1Department of Medicine, Hartford HealthCare, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
  2. 2Emergency Medicine, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, USA
  3. 3Department of Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ankit Gupta, ankitguptapulmonary{at}


We describe the case of a 54-year-old man who presented with new-onset positional headaches and seizures, which were determined to be secondary to spontaneous intracranial hypotension due to a cervicothoracic spinal cerebrospinal fluid leak, and its associated complications.

  • epilepsy and seizures
  • headache (including migraines)
  • neuroimaging
  • radiology
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  • Contributors SR and PN were involved in planning and acquisition of data. AS and AG were involved in literature review and preparing the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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