Postspinal headache is not an uncommon complication of dural puncture. In 80% of cases, the headache resolves spontaneously within two weeks. Past treatment by empirical measures was not very successful. The epidural blood patch is a relatively new technique for treatment of postspinal headache. It has always been used within a few days of development of headache. In our patient the epidural blood patch was used successfully 11 weeks after the development of headache.
Cass W, Edelist G. Postspinal Headache: Successful Use of Epidural Blood Patch 11 Weeks After Onset. JAMA. 1974;227(7):786–787. doi:10.1001/jama.1974.03230200044008
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