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Intracranial Hypotension Caused by Anterior Cervical CSF Alleviated by an Epidural Blood Patch
Article first published online: 13 FEB 2013
© 2013 American Headache Society
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 53, Issue 5, pages 838–841, May 2013
How to Cite
Gulur, P. and Buonanno, F. S. (2013), Intracranial Hypotension Caused by Anterior Cervical CSF Alleviated by an Epidural Blood Patch. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 53: 838–841. doi: 10.1111/head.12051
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- Issue published online: 24 APR 2013
- Article first published online: 13 FEB 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 17 NOV 2012
Vol. 53, Issue 6, 1030, Article first published online: 30 MAY 2013
- cerebrospinal fluid;
- epidural blood patch;
We present a case in which a thoracocervical epidural blood patch was used to treat an anteriorly situated cerebrospinal fluid leak following 2 failed blood patches in the lumbar region. The challenge in identifying the source of the leak, deteriorating health of the patient, and risks from the procedure, contributes to the uniqueness of this case.