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Front Surg


Case report: Epidural blood patches are effective in treating intracranial hypotension due to a subarachnoid-pleural fistula.


Intracranial hypotension (IH) is usually associated with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage and/or CSF hypotension, and epidural blood patch (EBP) therapy has been proven to be effective for treating spontaneous IH and post-dural puncture headaches. Tarlov cysts (TCs) are common lesions of the sacral spine. They have rarely been reported in thoracic locations and are even less common in the posterior mediastinum, which can lead to their misdiagnosis as neurogenic tumors.