Atypical spontaneous intracranial hypotension with a head-shaking headache

Hung Youl Seok, Mi Yeon Eun, Jeong Yoon Choi, Jee Hoon Roh, Moon Ho Park, Kun Woo Park, Do Young Kwon

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Spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH) is typically characterized by orthostatic headache; however, various atypical manifestations of SIH have been reported recently. We report here the case of a 46-year-old man with headache secondary to SIH, which was nonorthostatic, triggered only when the patient shook his head. We suggest that SIH should be suspected in patients with headache induced by head-shaking, even without orthostatic features, especially when the headache is accompanied by other symptoms commonly associated with SIH.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1211-1214
Number of pages4
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jul
Externally publishedYes


  • head-shaking headache
  • spontaneous intracranial hypotension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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