Spontaneous intracranial hypotension complicated by a cerebral venous thrombosis following an mRNA COVID-19 vaccination: coincidence vs cause?
  • Anoop Kumar Pandey
    Department of Radiology, Medeor Hospital, Dubai, United Arab Emirate
  • Taleb Rooeintan
    Department of Neurology, Burjeel Speciality Hospital, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates


Spontaneous intracranial hypotension, cerebral venous thrombosis, m-RNA COVID-19 vaccine, headache


Spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH) is a rare cause of persistent headache, particularly among young and middle-aged people. A potentially life-threatening complication of SIH is a cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT). The authors present a case in which a patient presented with SIH complicated by CVT one week after receiving a booster dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. According to our literature review, this is the first such case report.



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    Published: 2023-09-19
    Issue: 2023: Vol 10 No 11 (view)

    How to cite:
    Pandey AK, Rooeintan T. Spontaneous intracranial hypotension complicated by a cerebral venous thrombosis following an mRNA COVID-19 vaccination: coincidence vs cause?. EJCRIM 2023;10 doi:10.12890/2023_004064.

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