Radiographic appearance of a post-epidural headache.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207582
Title:
Radiographic appearance of a post-epidural headache.
Authors:
Weekes, G; Breslin, D
Affiliation:
St Vincent's University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4. gavin.weekes@gmail.com
Citation:
Ir Med J. 2009 Oct;102(9):295-6.
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207582
PubMed ID:
19902651
Abstract:
We report the case of a 35-year-old lady who presented with a 6-day history of a postural headache following an uncomplicated epidural catheter insertion. Meningitis was initially suspected and a neurology review was obtained. CT and MRI brain revealed features suggestive of meningitis. However these radiological features are also consistent with post dural puncture headache (PDPH). This case highlights the under reported and possible misleading radiographical features of PDPH.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Adult; Analgesia, Epidural/*adverse effects; Female; Humans; Incidence; Post-Dural Puncture Headache/*etiology/radiography; Spinal Puncture/*adverse effects
ISSN:
0332-3102 (Print); 0332-3102 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWeekes, Gen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBreslin, Den_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:32:01Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:32:01Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:32:01Z-
dc.identifier.citationIr Med J. 2009 Oct;102(9):295-6.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102 (Print)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid19902651en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207582-
dc.description.abstractWe report the case of a 35-year-old lady who presented with a 6-day history of a postural headache following an uncomplicated epidural catheter insertion. Meningitis was initially suspected and a neurology review was obtained. CT and MRI brain revealed features suggestive of meningitis. However these radiological features are also consistent with post dural puncture headache (PDPH). This case highlights the under reported and possible misleading radiographical features of PDPH.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdulten_GB
dc.subject.meshAnalgesia, Epidural/*adverse effectsen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshIncidenceen_GB
dc.subject.meshPost-Dural Puncture Headache/*etiology/radiographyen_GB
dc.subject.meshSpinal Puncture/*adverse effectsen_GB
dc.titleRadiographic appearance of a post-epidural headache.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentSt Vincent's University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4. gavin.weekes@gmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-
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