This multidisciplinary course on CSF pressure related headaches is intended to inform neurologists, headache specialists, and other health care professionals including neurosurgeons, anesthesiologists, neuroradiologists, and pain management physicians about the varied presentations and the current state of diagnosis and treatment for this disorder. Intracranial Hypotension can present as migraine, chronic migraine, new daily persistent headache, and Chiari I malformations and can be iatrogenic in origin as can be seen with lumbar punctures, epidural catheter placement and epidural injections. The approach to the diagnosis with CT guided lumbar puncture, myelogram, and minimally invasive techniques including fibrin glue and bloodpatching as well as indications for surgical intervention will be discussed.
Invited speakers include neuroradiology, neurology-ophthalmology, neurosurgery, and orthopedic surgery. If you have cases you would like to have discussed during a last session, send cases for consideration ahead of time to Dr. Gray Leithe at email@example.com.
• Describe the clinical presentation of patients with Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension (SIH).
• Recognize MR and myelographic imaging findings suggestive of SIH
• Identify minimally invasive and surgical treatment of SIH secondary to CSF leaks
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In support of improving patient care, the Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the health care team.
Credits for physicians, nurses, as well as technologists will be requested for approval.
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Department of Radiology
Duke University Medical Center