Osceola Regional Medical Center
post-dural puncture headache, PDPH, spinal headache, headache disorders, intracranial hemorrhage
Nervous System Diseases | Neurology | Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms
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
Cohen M, Alani M, Touray A, Ullah S. Post-Dural Puncture Headache Complicated by Subdural Hematoma