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2020 May 13

BMC Neurol



Intrathecal blood injection: a case report of a rare complication of an epidural blood patch.


Seemiller J, Challagundla S, Taylor T, Zand R
BMC Neurol. 2020 May 13; 20(1):187.
PMID: 32404065.


Intrathecal injection is a rare complication of spinal anesthesia and an underreported complication of epidural blood patches. Although there are other reported cases of intrathecal blood injection, these cases lack confirmatory imaging and others report injection of mixed blood with other agents.