Epidural Autologous Blood Patch in Intractable Headache

  • F. Magora
  • D. Olshwang
  • U. Wald
Part of the European Academy of Anaesthesiology book series (ANAESTHESIOLOGY, volume 3)


Epidural autologous blood patch (EABP) is the recommended treatment for the head-ache which occurs after spinal anaesthesia, diagnostic subarachnoid tap or inadvertent dural puncture during attempted epidural anaesthesia. The cause of the headache has been attributed to the leakage of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) through the dural hole made by the needle, thereby lowering CSF pressure and, consequently, downward traction on the blood vessels and other pain sensitive structures that ancher the brain to the skull.


Cluster Headache Epidural Injection Epidural Blood Patch Cluster Headache Attack Intractable Headache 
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  • F. Magora
  • D. Olshwang
  • U. Wald

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