Listed alphabetically by last name.

Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension: Recommendations for Management by Dr. Amoozegar

Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Leaks by Dr. Timothy C. Hain

{The database in this section only covers North Carolina, so doctors like Dr. Schievink are not in it as far as I could figure out. Also the parent company of the database as been sold, so I don't know if these links will work for days or years at this point.}

Dr. Peter George Kranz profile, DUKE, School of Medicine, Radiology, Neuroradiology.

Research papers of Peter George Kranz.

Dr. Linda Gray Leithe profile, DUKE, School of Medicine, Radiology, Neuroradiology.

Research papers of Dr. Linda Gray Leithe.

Bio of Dr. Wouter Schievink, MD. Director, Microvascular Neurosurgery Program, Neurosurgery

Questions and Answers with Dr. Schievink - Full Post and PDF

Dr. Schievink CV and list of published papers as of 2009.

CSF–venous fistula in spontaneous intracranial hypotension (Journal Image) – June 2014

CSF–venous fistula in spontaneous intracranial hypotension – June 2014

Teaching NeuroImages: A dangerous complication of spontaneous intracranial hypotension – March 2014

Post‐dural puncture headache: pathogenesis, prevention and treatment by D. K. Turnbull and D. B. Shepherd:


Spinal anaesthesia developed in the late 1800s with the work of Wynter, Quincke and Corning. However, it was the German surgeon, Karl August Bier in 1898, who probably gave the first spinal anaesthetic. Bier also gained first‐hand experience of the disabling headache related to dural puncture. He correctly surmised that the headache was related to excessive loss of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). In the last 50 yr, the development of fine‐gauge spinal needles and needle tip modification, has enabled a significant reduction in the incidence of post‐dural puncture headache. Though it is clear that reducing the size of the dural perforation reduces the loss of CSF, there are many areas regarding the pathogenesis, treatment and prevention of post‐dural puncture headache that remain contentious. How does the microscopic pattern of collagen alignment in the spinal dura affect the dimensions of the dural perforation? How do needle design, size and orientation influence leakage of CSF through the dural perforation? Can pharmacological methods reduce the symptoms of post‐dural puncture headache? By which mechanism does the epidural blood patch cure headache? Is there a role for the prophylactic epidural blood patch? Do epidural saline, dextran, opioids and tissue glues reduce the rate of CSF loss? This review considers these contentious aspects of post‐dural puncture headache.

Br J Anaesth 2003; 91: 718–29

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