J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg 2022; 83(05): 507-510
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1728765
Case Report

Iatrogenic Intracranial Hypotension after Surgery of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis due to a Misplaced Screw within the Thoracic Thecal Sac

Ute Heiler
1   Department of Spine Surgery, SRH Klinikum Karlsbad-Langensteinbach GmbH, Karlsbad, Germany
,
Tobias Pitzen
1   Department of Spine Surgery, SRH Klinikum Karlsbad-Langensteinbach GmbH, Karlsbad, Germany
,
Michael Ruf
1   Department of Spine Surgery, SRH Klinikum Karlsbad-Langensteinbach GmbH, Karlsbad, Germany
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Abstract

We present the case of a postoperative intracranial hypotension due to a misplaced intrathecal screw. Although typical symptoms such as orthostatic headache were present immediately after surgery, diagnosis was hidden until 20 years later, resulting in a disastrous clinical course.



Publication History

Received: 06 October 2020

Accepted: 26 November 2020

Article published online:
30 June 2021

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