Headache is a frequent complication of dural puncture, particularly with a large-bore needle. Epidural blood patching is a well-accepted therapeutic modality for dural puncture headache; it seemed reasonable that the sooner done, the shorter would be the duration of the headache. The rate of unsuccessful patches in the immediate group was 71%, while patches done after 24 hours or more were 4% unsuccessful (P<0.001).
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine