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Intracranial subdural hematoma following spinal anesthesia: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21155439     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Postdural puncture headaches represent one of the main complications of spinal anesthesia. Sometimes, they can reveal the presence of an intracerebral hemorrhage or intracranial subdural hematoma. Atypical postdural puncture headaches or secondary alterations of a typical headache, and particularly the disappearance of its postural character, must prompt to search for another cause. Early diagnosis and careful and rapid management are mandatory. We here report the case of a 53-year-old woman who presented with an intracranial subdural hematoma following spinal anesthesia for hallux valgus surgery performed 48 hours earlier. The implications of such a diagnosis are then discussed, in the light of the existing literature.
P Y Machurot; M Vergnion; V Fraipont; V Bonhomme; F Damas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta anaesthesiologica Belgica     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0001-5164     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Anaesthesiol Belg     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-15     Completed Date:  2011-01-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0421022     Medline TA:  Acta Anaesthesiol Belg     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  63-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Emergency Department, Centre Hospitalier Réegional de la Citadelle, 4000 Liège, Belgique.
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MeSH Terms
Anesthesia, Spinal / adverse effects*
Hallux Varus / surgery
Hematoma, Subdural, Intracranial / etiology*
Middle Aged
Post-Dural Puncture Headache / etiology

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