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Asian J Neurosurg. 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):249-252. doi: 10.4103/ajns.AJNS_263_17.

How to Treat Repeated Subdural Hematomas after Lumbar Puncture?

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Department of Neurosurgery and Neurology, IRCCS Galeazzi Hospital, 20161 Milan, Italy.


Serious complications following spinal anesthesia (SA) are rare. However, surgeons and neurologist need to be aware that postsurgery headache refractory to conservative treatment or change in headache's characteristics could be due to serious intracranial complications such as a subdural hematoma. Any delay in diagnosis and treatment can be fatal. We report and discuss a case of a patient who suffered repeated subdural bleeds following SA.


Complications; postural puncture headache; spinal anesthesia; subdural hematoma

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