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CLINICAL CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 288-289

Epidural blood patch for spontaneous intracranial hypotension


1 Department of Anaesthesia, Baby Memorial Hospital, Kozhikode 673004, Kerala, India
2 Department of Neurology, Baby Memorial Hospital, Kozhikode 673004, Kerala, India
3 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Baby Memorial Hospital, Kozhikode 673004, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
M C Rajesh
Department of Anaesthesia, Baby Memorial Hospital, Kozhikode 673004, Kerala
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0970-258X.295965

A 32-year-old woman presented to the neurology department with complaints of holocranial headache of 1-month duration, which was getting worse on sitting up and standing. Headache was not relieved with analgesics but on lying down. A provisional diagnosis of spontaneous intracranial hypotension was considered, which was confirmed by the findings on magnetic resonance imaging. She was given an epidural blood patch, which relieved her symptoms.


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