Epidural Hematoma: Vigilance beyond Guidelines

  title={Epidural Hematoma: Vigilance beyond Guidelines},
  author={Nitin Madhukar Bhorkar and Tasneem S Dhansura and Urmila Bhaktiprasad Tarawade and Sanket Mehta},
  journal={Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine : Peer-reviewed, Official Publication of Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine},
  pages={555 - 557}
  • N. Bhorkar, Tasneem S Dhansura, S. Mehta
  • Published 1 July 2018
  • Medicine
  • Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine : Peer-reviewed, Official Publication of Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
Coagulopathy either from the use of anticoagulant, antiplatelet, or thrombolytic medications or from underlying medical conditions is considered one of the major risk factors for epidural hematoma formation related to epidural catheter placement or removal. The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) has laid down guidelines regarding timing of neuraxial blockade or removal of neuraxial catheters in patients receiving either antithrombotic or thrombolytic therapy. We… 

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