Regional spinal and epidural anesthesia are used commonly in operative procedures. While the most frequent complication, postdural puncture headache (PDPH), is a clinically diagnosed positional headache that is usually self-limited, subdural hemorrhage (SDH) is a potentially fatal complication that cannot be missed. We report a case of an otherwise healthy female who presented with persistent positional headache and was ultimately found to have a large subdural hematoma with midline shift requiring surgical evacuation.
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Bishop, T. M., Elsayed, K. S., & Kane, K. E. (2015). Subdural Hematoma as a Consequence of Epidural Anesthesia.Case Reports In Emergency Medicine, 2015597942. doi:10.1155/2015/597942
Department of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine Faculty, Department of Emergency Medicine Residents, Fellows and Residents