Epidural Anesthesia Complicated by Subdural Hygromas and a Subdural Hematoma

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Vien, Christine ; Marovic, Paul ; Ingram, Brendan (2016)
  • Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
  • Journal: Case Reports in Anesthesiology, volume 2,016 (issn: 2090-6382, eissn: 2090-6390)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC5019880, doi: 10.1155/2016/5789504
  • Subject: Anesthesiology | Case Report | Article Subject | RD78.3-87.3
    mesheuropmc: body regions

Inadvertent dural puncture during epidural anesthesia leads to intracranial hypotension, which if left unnoticed can cause life-threatening subdural hematomas or cerebellar tonsillar herniation. The highly variable presentation of intracranial hypotension hinders timely... View more
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