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Epidural blood patch placed in the presence of an unknown cervical epidural hematoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12933422     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We discuss a case detailing a favorable outcome of an epidural blood patch performed in the presence of an unknown cervical epidural hematoma. The case highlights the use of a spinal needle for epidural space confirmation, the importance of waiting for final consultation and radiologic testing results before therapeutic intervention when possible, and the use of an epidural blood patch, even in the setting of a known epidural hematoma.
Daniel Castillo; Lawrence C Tsen
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anesthesia and analgesia     Volume:  97     ISSN:  0003-2999     ISO Abbreviation:  Anesth. Analg.     Publication Date:  2003 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-08-22     Completed Date:  2003-09-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1310650     Medline TA:  Anesth Analg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  885-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Patch, Epidural*
Headache / etiology,  therapy
Hematoma, Epidural, Cranial / complications*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Spinal Puncture

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