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Pneumocephalus After Dural Puncture During Epidural Analgesia: A Case Report

Gholamreza Mohseni, Faranak Behnaz, Zahra Tahmasebi
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Abstract

Lumbar epidural anesthesia commonly used to control post-operation pain. The ‘loss-of- resistance’ to air technique (LORA) generally engaged in the appreciation of the epidural space. One of the rare but serious side effects of this technique is pneumocephalus. We report a case of sudden frontal and parietal headache after a dural puncture during the performance of epidural analgesia using the LOR to air technique.


Keywords

Epidural analgesia; ‘loss-of- resistance’ to air technique (LORA); Pneumocephalus; loss of consciousness; headache.

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