Division

North Florida

Hospital

Osceola

Document Type

Poster

Publication Date

9-13-2019

Keywords

post-dural puncture headache, PDPH, spinal headache, headache disorders, intracranial hemorrhage

Disciplines

Nervous System Diseases | Neurology | Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms

Abstract

Post-dural puncture headache (PDPH) is a potential iatrogenic complication of procedures which disrupt meningeal integrity, particularly in obstetric patients, which are perhaps the highest-risk group. Common clinical manifestations include severe diffuse headache, neck stiffness, and nausea and vomiting; these symptoms, however, are non-specific and PDPH remains a diagnosis of exclusion that can be ascertained with a thorough history and proper consideration of other etiologies.

Publisher or Conference

Annual Meeting of the Florida Society of Neurology

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