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2020 Oct 15

Psychopharmacol Bull


4 Suppl 1

Epidural Blood Patch does not Contribute to the Development of Chronic Low Back Pain in Patients who Undergo Lumbar Punctures: A Pilot Study.


Hasoon J, Urits I, Burroughs M, Cai V, Orhurhu V, Aner M, Yazdi C, Simopoulos T, Viswanath O, Kaye AD, Hess PE, Gill J
Psychopharmacol Bull. 2020 Oct 15; 50(4 Suppl 1):17-24.
PMID: 33633414.


Post dural puncture headache (PDPH) is a known and relatively common complication which may occur in the setting of patients undergoing lumbar punctures (LP) for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes, and is commonly treated with an epidural blood patch (EBP). There have been few publications regarding the long-term safety of EBP for the treatment of PDPH.