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Epidural blood patch for headache after lumboperitoneal shunt placement.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16244018     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Headaches complicating lumboperitoneal (LP) shunt placement have been attributed to shunt failure with resultant high intracranial pressure or to overdrainage with resultant low intracranial pressure. In this case, a 17-yr-old girl had symptoms of a low-pressure headache after LP shunt placement alleviated by an epidural blood patch. The success of this therapy suggests postdural puncture as a possible cause for low-pressure headache after LP shunt placement. Epidural blood patch may be an alternative initial therapy for some low-pressure headaches after LP shunt placement.
Leonard R Allmond; Greg Stratmann; Sandeep M Kunwar; Daniel H Burkhardt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anesthesia and analgesia     Volume:  101     ISSN:  0003-2999     ISO Abbreviation:  Anesth. Analg.     Publication Date:  2005 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-10-24     Completed Date:  2005-11-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1310650     Medline TA:  Anesth Analg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1497-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 94143-0427, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Patch, Epidural*
Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts / adverse effects*
Post-Dural Puncture Headache / etiology,  therapy*

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