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Acta Anaesthesiol Taiwan. 2015 Sep;53(3):112-3. doi: 10.1016/j.aat.2015.06.003. Epub 2015 Jun 27.

Thoracic epidural blood patch with high volume blood for cerebrospinal fluid leakage of cervical spine (C2-3) complicated with spontaneous intracranial hypotension.

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1
Department of Anesthesiology, Tri-Service General Hospital and National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan.
2
Department of Neurosurgery, Tri-Service General Hospital and National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan.
3
Department of Anesthesiology, Tri-Service General Hospital and National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan. Electronic address: aneswu@gmail.com.

Abstract

Acute and chronic subdural hemorrhage in a 33 year old woman with severe headache from occipital to frontal regions and dull neck pain was diagnosed on magnetic resonance image, which revealed cerebrospinal fluid leakage at C2-3 with spontaneous intracranial hypotension. Successful treatment was performed by epidural blood patch from the level of T7-T8 with injection of 20 mL of autologous blood.

KEYWORDS:

cerebrospinal fluid leakage; epidural blood patch; spontaneous intracranial hypotension

PMID:
26209024
DOI:
10.1016/j.aat.2015.06.003
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