Postdural puncture headache: An imaging-guided management protocol

Mostafa Somri, Christian B. Teszler, Sonia J. Vaida, Boris Yanovski, Diana Gaitini, Riad Tome, Milo Fradis, Luis A. Gaitini

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Abstract

IMPLICATIONS: We propose an imaging-based algorithm for the management of headache caused by the inadvertent puncture of dura that occurs sporadically during epidural analgesia. Its implementation can identify those postdural puncture headache cases that cannot benefit from epidural blood patches, and their unnecessary application can consequently be avoided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1809-1812
Number of pages4
JournalAnesthesia and analgesia
Volume96
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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