Postdural puncture headache with extensive spread of lumbar-cervical epidural cerebrospinal fluid

  • Emily E. SharpeEmail author
  • Helena M. Gazelka
  • Katherine W. Arendt
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Conflict of interest

None declared.

Editorial responsibility

This submission was handled by Dr. Hilary P. Grocott, Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Journal of Anesthesia.


Support was provided solely to the authors from institutional sources.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative MedicineMayo Clinic College of MedicineRochesterUSA

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