Postpartum headache after epidural blood patch: investigation and diagnosis.

  title={Postpartum headache after epidural blood patch: investigation and diagnosis.},
  author={Gary M. Stocks and D J Wooller and J. M. Young and R. Fernando},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  volume={84 3},
Use of an epidural blood patch to treat spinal headache after accidental dural puncture is well recognized. The high success rate associated with this practice has been questioned and it is not uncommon for patients to suffer recurring headaches after a supposedly successful blood patch. We describe a patient in labour who suffered accidental dural puncture, and whose headache was treated twice with an epidural blood patch. Despite this, the headache persisted. The case highlights the… CONTINUE READING


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