From the Department of Neurology, Korea University Medical Center, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Successful Treatment of Postcraniectomy Orthostatic Headache with Lumbar Epidural Blood Patches
Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 47, Issue 5, pages 730–733, May 2007
How to Cite
Oh, K., Kim, B.-J., Koh, S.-B., Park, K.-W. and Lee, D.-H. (2007), Successful Treatment of Postcraniectomy Orthostatic Headache with Lumbar Epidural Blood Patches. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 47: 730–733. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.2007.00795_4.x
- Issue published online: 28 JUN 2008
- Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
- Accepted for publication January 9, 2007.
- orthostatic headache;
- epidural blood patch
Postcraniectomy orthostatic headache is a rare, but disabling, condition which can often interfere with patient rehabilitation. Previously, postsurgical CSF leaks have generally been managed with surgical repair. We present the case of a 32-year-old man with postcraniectomy orthostatic headache which was successively managed with repeated lumbar epidural blood patches.