Epidural blood patch for the treatment of intracranial hypotension due to cerebrospinal fluid leakage after thoracic spine surgery

@article{Mino2001EpiduralBP,
  title={Epidural blood patch for the treatment of intracranial hypotension due to cerebrospinal fluid leakage after thoracic spine surgery},
  author={Masanari Mino and Nobuhiro Narita and Miki Adachi},
  journal={No shinkei geka. Neurological surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={29 9},
  pages={865-9}
}
We report a case of a 44-year-old woman successfully treated by an epidural blood patch for intracranial hypotension due to cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage into the thoracic cavity after thoracic spine surgery. The patient was admitted to our hospital with the complaint of postural headaches. She had received anterior thoracic instrumentation for thoracic disc herniation four months earlier. Lumbar puncture demonstrated low CSF pressure, and Gd-enhanced MR images displayed diffuse dural… CONTINUE READING

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