Rapid Communication| Volume 47, ISSUE 10, e55-e57, October 2012

Management of postdural puncture headache with epidural saline patch in a 10-year-old child after inguinal hernia repair: A case report


      Spinal anesthesia (SA) is becoming increasingly popular among pediatric anesthetists. Postdural puncture headache (PDPH) has been reported in children. PDPH generally spontaneously resolves within a few days with bed rest and nonopioid analgesics, but it may last for several days. If the symptoms persist, an epidural blood patch is considered as an effective treatment. We describe the successful use of an epidural saline patch in a 10 year-old child with PDPH who did not respond to conservative treatment.

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