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2020 Apr 14

Br J Anaesth

Sphenopalatine ganglion block for the treatment of postdural puncture headache: a randomised, blinded, clinical trial.


Jespersen MS, Jaeger P, Ægidius KL, Fabritius ML, Duch P, Rye I, Afshari A, Meyhoff CS
Br J Anaesth. 2020 Apr 14.
PMID: 32303377.


Current treatment of postdural puncture headache includes epidural blood patch (EBP), which is invasive and may result in rare but severe complications. Sphenopalatine ganglion block is suggested as a simple, minimally invasive treatment for postdural puncture headache. We aimed to investigate the analgesic effect of a transnasal sphenopalatine ganglion block with local anaesthetic vs saline.