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A&A Case Reports:
doi: 10.1213/XAA.0000000000000025
Case Reports: Case Report

Successful Epidural Blood Patch after Dural Tear

Gilly, George M. Jr MD; Thomas, Mack MD

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Abstract

Current literature reports a 3.1% incidence of durotomy with spine surgery, and this number increases to 15.9% with revision spine surgery. With the use of a blood patch to treat a dural tear, the anesthesia team was able to prevent a second reoperation. This treatment option offers anesthesiologists the opportunity to minimize further patient harm and increased cost associated with dural tears.

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