W I Schievink

Summary

Affiliation: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Spontaneous spinal cerebrospinal fluid leaks and minor skeletal features of Marfan syndrome: a microfibrillopathy
    Iris Schrijver
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Department of Genetics, Stanford University School of Medicine, California, USA
    J Neurosurg 96:483-9. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Spectrum of subdural fluid collections in spontaneous intracranial hypotension
    Wouter I Schievink
    Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute, Imaging Medical Group, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Neurosurg 103:608-13. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of cervical artery dissection
    Wouter I Schievink
    Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute and Department of Neurology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Front Neurol Neurosci 20:12-5. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Reversal of coma with an injection of glue
    Wouter I Schievink
    Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Lancet 369:1402. 2007
  5. doi request reprint Spontaneous intracranial hypotension in childhood and adolescence
    Wouter I Schievink
    Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA Electronic address
    J Pediatr 163:504-510.e3. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Novel neuroimaging modalities in the evaluation of spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leaks
    Wouter I Schievink
    Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 127 South San Vicente Boulevard, A6600, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep 13:358. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Stroke and death due to spontaneous intracranial hypotension
    Wouter I Schievink
    Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8631 W Third St, Ste 800E, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Neurocrit Care 18:248-51. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Spinal manifestations of spontaneous intracranial hypotension
    Wouter I Schievink
    Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 18:96-101. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Ventral spinal cerebrospinal fluid leak as the cause of persistent post-dural puncture headache in children
    Wouter I Schievink
    Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 11:48-51. 2013
  10. ncbi request reprint Spontaneous intracranial hypotension in patients with bicuspid aortic valve
    Wouter I Schievink
    Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Heart Valve Dis 21:714-7. 2012

Detail Information

Publications49

  1. ncbi request reprint Spontaneous spinal cerebrospinal fluid leaks and minor skeletal features of Marfan syndrome: a microfibrillopathy
    Iris Schrijver
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Department of Genetics, Stanford University School of Medicine, California, USA
    J Neurosurg 96:483-9. 2002
    ..The authors examined a group of patients suffering from spontaneous spinal CSF leaks who also had minor skeletal features of Marfan syndrome for abnormalities of fibrillin-containing microfibrils...
  2. ncbi request reprint Spectrum of subdural fluid collections in spontaneous intracranial hypotension
    Wouter I Schievink
    Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute, Imaging Medical Group, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Neurosurg 103:608-13. 2005
    ..The authors therefore reviewed their experience with subdural fluid collections in 40 consecutive patients with spontaneous spinal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks and intracranial hypotension...
  3. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of cervical artery dissection
    Wouter I Schievink
    Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute and Department of Neurology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Front Neurol Neurosci 20:12-5. 2005
    ..The incidence of spontaneous CAD is approximately 5 per 100,000 per year and is highest in autumn. The long-term recurrence rate is only approximately 1% per year, but it is higher in patients with familial arterial disease...
  4. ncbi request reprint Reversal of coma with an injection of glue
    Wouter I Schievink
    Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Lancet 369:1402. 2007
  5. doi request reprint Spontaneous intracranial hypotension in childhood and adolescence
    Wouter I Schievink
    Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA Electronic address
    J Pediatr 163:504-510.e3. 2013
    ..To describe the clinical and radiographic manifestations of spontaneous intracranial hypotension, a rarely diagnosed cause of headache in children...
  6. doi request reprint Novel neuroimaging modalities in the evaluation of spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leaks
    Wouter I Schievink
    Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 127 South San Vicente Boulevard, A6600, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep 13:358. 2013
    ..Some patients with spontaneous intracranial hypotension verified by intracranial MRI are never found to have a spinal CSF leak using current techniques...
  7. doi request reprint Stroke and death due to spontaneous intracranial hypotension
    Wouter I Schievink
    Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8631 W Third St, Ste 800E, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Neurocrit Care 18:248-51. 2013
    ..I now report two patients with spontaneous intracranial hypotension who developed multiple arterial strokes associated with death in one patient, illustrating the spectrum of disease severity in spontaneous intracranial hypotension...
  8. doi request reprint Spinal manifestations of spontaneous intracranial hypotension
    Wouter I Schievink
    Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 18:96-101. 2013
    ..The goal of the study was to elucidate the spinal manifestations of spontaneous intracranial hypotension...
  9. doi request reprint Ventral spinal cerebrospinal fluid leak as the cause of persistent post-dural puncture headache in children
    Wouter I Schievink
    Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 11:48-51. 2013
    ..They note that the CSF leak may be located ventrally and may require conventional or digital subtraction myelography for exact localization and that transdural repair is safe and effective in eliminating the headaches...
  10. ncbi request reprint Spontaneous intracranial hypotension in patients with bicuspid aortic valve
    Wouter I Schievink
    Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Heart Valve Dis 21:714-7. 2012
    ..The study aim was to assess the frequency of BAV among patients with spontaneous intracranial hypotension...
  11. doi request reprint Lack of causal association between spontaneous intracranial hypotension and cranial cerebrospinal fluid leaks
    Wouter I Schievink
    Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Neurosurg 116:749-54. 2012
    ..The authors' aim was to examine the frequency of skull base CSF leaks as the cause of spontaneous intracranial hypotension...
  12. doi request reprint Diagnostic criteria for spontaneous spinal CSF leaks and intracranial hypotension
    W I Schievink
    Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 29:853-6. 2008
    ..Comprehensive diagnostic criteria encompassing the varied clinical and radiographic manifestations of spontaneous intracranial hypotension are not available. Therefore, we propose a new set of diagnostic criteria...
  13. pmc Frequency of spontaneous intracranial hypotension in the emergency department
    Wouter I Schievink
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8631 West Third Street, Suite 800E, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Headache Pain 8:325-8. 2007
    ..During the same time period, 23 patients with aneurysmal SAH were evaluated. Spontaneous intracranial hypotension is more common than previously appreciated and the diagnosis in the ED remains problematic...
  14. ncbi request reprint Anaphylactic reactions to fibrin sealant injection for spontaneous spinal CSF leaks
    W I Schievink
    The Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8631 West Third Street, Suite 800E, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Neurology 70:885-7. 2008
  15. ncbi request reprint Precipitating factors of spontaneous spinal CSF leaks and intracranial hypotension
    Wouter I Schievink
    Departments of Neurosurgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Neurology 69:700-2. 2007
  16. pmc Absence of TGFBR2 mutations in patients with spontaneous spinal CSF leaks and intracranial hypotension
    Wouter I Schievink
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Headache Pain 9:99-102. 2008
    ..The mean age of these 7 women and 1 man was 38 years (range 14-60 years). We detected no TGFBR2 mutations and conclude that TGFBR2 mutations are not a major factor in spontaneous spinal CSF leaks...
  17. doi request reprint Spontaneous spinal cerebrospinal fluid leak as a cause of coma after craniotomy for clipping of an unruptured intracranial aneurysm
    Wouter I Schievink
    Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, The Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Neurosurg 110:521-4. 2009
    ..Neurological deterioration after craniotomy may be caused by brain sagging caused by a spontaneous spinal CSF leak, similar to intracranial hypotension due to intraoperative lumbar CSF drainage...
  18. doi request reprint Spontaneous spinal cerebrospinal fluid leaks
    W I Schievink
    Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Cephalalgia 28:1345-56. 2008
    ..Treatment consists of bedrest, abdominal binder, epidural blood patching, percutaneous fibrin glue injection or surgical CSF leak repair. Outcomes have been poorly studied...
  19. doi request reprint Spontaneous spinal cerebrospinal fluid leaks as the cause of subdural hematomas in elderly patients on anticoagulation
    Wouter I Schievink
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Neurosurg 112:295-9. 2010
    ..The presence of an underlying spontaneous spinal CSF leak should be considered in patients with chronic SDHs, even among the elderly taking anticoagulants...
  20. doi request reprint Screening for intracranial aneurysms in patients with bicuspid aortic valve
    Wouter I Schievink
    Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8631 Third Street, Suite 800E, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Neurology 74:1430-3. 2010
    ..A generalized connective tissue disorder also involving the intracranial arteries has been suspected in this patient population. We therefore screened a group of patients with BAV for the presence of intracranial aneurysms...
  21. doi request reprint Frequency of intracranial aneurysms in patients with spontaneous intracranial hypotension
    Wouter I Schievink
    Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8631 West Third Street, Suite 800E, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Neurosurg 115:113-5. 2011
    ..Therefore, the authors reviewed angiographic studies for the presence of intracranial aneurysms in a group of patients with SIH...
  22. doi request reprint Diagnostic criteria for headache due to spontaneous intracranial hypotension: a perspective
    Wouter I Schievink
    Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Headache 51:1442-4. 2011
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  23. doi request reprint Chronic cerebellar hemorrhage in spontaneous intracranial hypotension: association with ventral spinal cerebrospinal fluid leaks: clinical article
    Wouter I Schievink
    Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 15:433-40. 2011
    ..The authors reviewed the MR imaging studies from a group of patients with spontaneous intracranial hypotension to assess the presence of cerebellar hemorrhage...
  24. ncbi request reprint Quadriplegia and cerebellar hemorrhage in spontaneous intracranial hypotension
    Wouter I Schievink
    Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8631 W Third St, Suite 800E, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Neurology 66:1777-8. 2006
  25. ncbi request reprint Spontaneous spinal cerebrospinal fluid leaks and intracranial hypotension
    Wouter I Schievink
    Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif 90048, USA
    JAMA 295:2286-96. 2006
    ..It is an important cause of new headaches in young and middle-aged individuals, but initial misdiagnosis is common...
  26. ncbi request reprint Recurrent spontaneous spinal cerebrospinal fluid leaks and intracranial hypotension: a prospective study
    Wouter I Schievink
    Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute, Imaging Medical Group, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Neurosurg 99:840-2. 2003
    ..The authors undertook a study to determine the risk of a recurrent spontaneous spinal CSF leak...
  27. ncbi request reprint Recurrent spontaneous spinal cerebrospinal fluid leak associated with "nude nerve root" syndrome: case report
    Wouter I Schievink
    Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Neurosurgery 53:1216-8; discussion 1218-9. 2003
    ..We describe a patient with a recurrent CSF leak who was found at surgery to have an absence of the entire nerve root sleeve at multiple thoracic levels...
  28. ncbi request reprint A syndrome of spontaneous cerebral and cervical artery dissections with angiolipomatosis. Report of two cases
    Wouter I Schievink
    Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute and Department of Pathology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Neurosurg 98:1124-7. 2003
    ..These associations indicate that a neural crest disorder may be the underlying abnormality in these patients...
  29. ncbi request reprint Intracranial aneurysm surgery in Ehlers-Danlos syndrome Type IV
    Wouter I Schievink
    Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Neurosurgery 51:607-11; discussion 611-3. 2002
    ..This syndrome is rare, however, and the complication rate of aneurysm surgery may have been overestimated...
  30. ncbi request reprint Spontaneous retroclival hematoma presenting as a thunderclap headache. Case report
    W I Schievink
    Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute and Imaging Medical Group, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Neurosurg 95:522-4. 2001
    ..Spontaneous retroclival hematoma should be included in the differential diagnosis of thunderclap headache...
  31. ncbi request reprint The treatment of spontaneous carotid and vertebral artery dissections
    W I Schievink
    Cedars Sinai Neurosurgical Institute, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Curr Opin Cardiol 15:316-21. 2000
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  32. ncbi request reprint Origin of pretruncal nonaneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: ruptured vein, perforating artery, or intramural hematoma?
    W I Schievink
    Cedars Sinai Neurosurgical Institute, Los Angeles, Calif 90048, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 75:1169-73. 2000
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Superficial temporal artery to middle cerebral artery bypass and external carotid reconstruction for carotid restenosis after angioplasty and stent placement
    W I Schievink
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Cedars Sinai Neurosurgical Institute, Los Angeles, Calif 90048, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 75:1087-90. 2000
    ..Also, external carotid artery reconstruction at the site of an internal carotid artery stent can be performed safely...
  34. ncbi request reprint Connective tissue disorders with spontaneous spinal cerebrospinal fluid leaks and intracranial hypotension: a prospective study
    Wouter I Schievink
    Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Neurosurgery 54:65-70; discussion 70-1. 2004
    ..We undertook a study to estimate the contribution of systemic connective tissue disorders to the development of spontaneous spinal CSF leaks...
  35. ncbi request reprint False localizing sign of C1-2 cerebrospinal fluid leak in spontaneous intracranial hypotension
    Wouter I Schievink
    Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute and Imaging Medical Group, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Neurosurg 100:639-44. 2004
    ..Retrospinal C1-2 fluid collections may be noted on spinal imaging and these are generally believed to correspond to the site of the CSF leak. The authors undertook a study to determine the significance of these C1-2 fluid collections...
  36. ncbi request reprint Pseudo-subarachnoid hemorrhage: a CT-finding in spontaneous intracranial hypotension
    Wouter I Schievink
    Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8631 West Third Street, Suite 800E, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Neurology 65:135-7. 2005
    ..All four patients had brain sagging with obliteration of the cisterns and pachymeningeal enhancement along the tentorium cerebelli. Spontaneous intracranial hypotension should be included in the differential diagnosis of pseudo-SAH...
  37. ncbi request reprint Cranial MRI predicts outcome of spontaneous intracranial hypotension
    Wouter I Schievink
    Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Neurology 64:1282-4. 2005
    ..00004). These findings show that normal initial MRI is predictive of poor outcome in spontaneous intracranial hypotension...
  38. ncbi request reprint Frequency of incidental intracranial aneurysms in neurofibromatosis type 1
    Wouter I Schievink
    Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 134:45-8. 2005
    ..Our study suggests that patients with NF1 are at an increased risk of developing intracranial aneurysms...
  39. ncbi request reprint Racial disparities in subarachnoid hemorrhage mortality: Los Angeles County, California, 1985-1998
    Wouter I Schievink
    Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif 90048, USA
    Neuroepidemiology 23:299-305. 2004
    ..5 per 100,000). An inverse relationship was observed between income and SAH mortality rates in all racial groups except whites...
  40. ncbi request reprint Intracranial hypotension without meningeal enhancement on magnetic resonance imaging. Case report
    W I Schievink
    Neurosurgical Institute and Imaging Medical Group, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Neurosurg 92:475-7. 2000
    ..The patient recovered well from the surgery, with complete resolution of his headaches. The absence of meningeal enhancement on MR imaging does not exclude a diagnosis of symptomatic intracranial hypotension...
  41. ncbi request reprint Treatment of spontaneous intracranial hypotension with percutaneous placement of a fibrin sealant. Report of four cases
    Wouter I Schievink
    Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute and Imaging Medical Group, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Neurosurg 100:1098-100. 2004
    ..Percutaneous placement of a fibrin sealant is a safe, minimally invasive treatment for spontaneous spinal CSF leaks and should be considered in patients in whom conservative treatment has failed...
  42. doi request reprint Cerebral venous thrombosis in spontaneous intracranial hypotension
    Wouter I Schievink
    Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Headache 48:1511-9. 2008
    ..We reviewed our experience with spontaneous intracranial hypotension and cerebral venous thrombosis and we reviewed the relevant literature to evaluate the relationship between these 2 entities...
  43. ncbi request reprint Spontaneous intracranial hypotension mimicking aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage
    W I Schievink
    Cedars Sinai Neurosurgical Institute, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Neurosurgery 48:513-6; discussion 516-7. 2001
    ..We report a group of patients with thunderclap headaches as the initial manifestation of spontaneous intracranial hypotension caused by a spinal cerebrospinal fluid leak...
  44. ncbi request reprint Misdiagnosis of spontaneous intracranial hypotension
    Wouter I Schievink
    Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif 90048, USA
    Arch Neurol 60:1713-8. 2003
    ..Spontaneous intracranial hypotension is an important cause of "new daily persistent headaches" but is not a well-recognized entity. The misdiagnosis of spontaneous intracranial hypotension can have serious consequences...
  45. ncbi request reprint Filum ependymoma mimicking spontaneous intracranial hypotension
    Wouter I Schievink
    Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Headache 45:607-9. 2005
    ..The combination of spontaneous orthostatic headaches and a "dry tap" at the time of lumbar puncture does not always indicate the presence of a spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak and intracranial hypotension...
  46. ncbi request reprint Upright MRI in spontaneous spinal cerebrospinal fluid leaks and intracranial hypotension
    Wouter I Schievink
    The Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute, Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Headache 47:1345-6. 2007
    ..We investigated the utility of upright MRI of the brain in 6 patients with spontaneous intracranial hypotension. No discernable differences were noted between the supine and upright images...
  47. doi request reprint A novel technique for treatment of intractable spontaneous intracranial hypotension: lumbar dural reduction surgery
    Wouter I Schievink
    Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8631 West Third Street, Suite 800E, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Headache 49:1047-51. 2009
    ..The author describes a novel surgical technique to treat intractable spontaneous intracranial hypotension...
  48. ncbi request reprint Development of an intracranial ependymoma at the site of a pre-existing cavernous malformation
    Moneeb Ehtesham
    Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute, Suite 800E, 8631 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Surg Neurol 60:80-2; discussion 83. 2003
    ..We present a novel case in which a patient with a pre-existing cavernous malformation developed an adjacent ependymoma...
  49. ncbi request reprint Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction in spontaneous intracranial hypotension
    Wouter I Schievink
    Headache 47:284-7. 2007
    ..Spontaneous intracranial hypotension should be considered in the differential diagnosis of reversible cerebral vasoconstriction...