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Chronic Headache and Backache are Long-term Squeal of Unintentional Dural Puncture in the Obstetric Population

Ranganathan, P.; Golfeiz, C.; Phelps, A.L.; Singh, S.; Shnol, H.; Paul, N.; Attaallah, A.F.; Vallejo, M.C.

Obstetric Anesthesia Digest: March 2016 - Volume 36 - Issue 1 - p 4–5
doi: 10.1097/01.aoa.0000479474.81107.73
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(J Clin Anesth. 2015;27:201–206)

Although unintentional dural puncture (UDP) with an epidural needle and a subsequent postdural puncture headache (PDPH) occur in 1% to 5% of patients who undergo neuraxial anesthesia, there are very few studies that have addressed long-term UDP and PDPH squeal.

West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV

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