This ½-day multidisciplinary course on Intracranial Hypotension secondary to spinal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak is intended to inform local 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
JOINT ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
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.
Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Credit designation for technologists is pending.
Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development designates this activity for up to 4.25 credit hours for nurses. Nurses should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) has approved this meeting for 5 hours of CE for radiologic technologists.