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Epidural Blood Patch

  • Sameh Michel HakimEmail author
  • Samer N. Narouze
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Abstract

Autologous epidural blood patch (EBP) is a useful technique that may be employed for treatment of postural headaches resulting from cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak. The main indications for EBP are postdural puncture headache or headache associated with spontaneous intracranial hypotension. EBP may be indicated for persistent CSF leak after invasive procedures or surgery on the spine. Prophylactic EBP after accidental dural puncture is hardly warranted at present. When autologous EBP is not feasible, fibrin glue may serve as an alternative. EBP is generally safe but may rarely be attended with serious complications.

Keywords

Fibrin Glue Acquire Immune Deficiency Syndrome Epidural Space Autologous Blood Intracranial Hypotension 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care, and Pain ManagementAin Shams UniversityCairoEgypt
  2. 2.Center for Pain Medicine, Western Reserve HospitalCuyahoga FallsUSA

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