Post-dural puncture headache: part I diagnosis, epidemiology, etiology, and pathophysiology.

@article{Bezov2010PostduralPH,
  title={Post-dural puncture headache: part I diagnosis, epidemiology, etiology, and pathophysiology.},
  author={David Bezov and Richard B. Lipton and Sait Ashina},
  journal={Headache},
  year={2010},
  volume={50 7},
  pages={1144-52}
}
Post-dural puncture headache (PDPH) is a frequent complication of dural puncture whether performed for diagnostic purposes or accidentally, as a complication of anesthesia. Because both procedures are common, clinicians interested in headache should be familiar with this entity. The differential diagnosis of PDPH is broad and includes other complications of dural puncture as well as headaches attributable to the condition which lead to the procedure. The patterns of development of PDPH depend… CONTINUE READING