Epidural Blood Patch for Postdural Puncture Headache due to Lumboperitoneal Shunt Placement in a Patient With Pseudotumor Cerebri: A Case Report

We present a case of a patient with pseudotumor cerebri (idiopathic intracranial hypertension) who had a lumboperitoneal shunt placed for persistent headaches and subsequently developed symptoms similar to a PDPHs that were successfully treated with an EBP. While the exact mechanism by which our patient was experiencing PDPH symptoms is unknown, the EBP administration proved to be both therapeutic and diagnostic by ruling out shunt catheter malfunction through a resolution of symptoms.
Source: A&A Case Reports - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research

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