The complications and efficacy of epidural blood patch were studied retrospectively by means of a questionnaire sent to 236 patients. Hospital records were also studied. One-hundred-ninety-six patients returned the questionnaire. No major complications were found. Epidural blood patch was found to be effective; 84.5% of the respondents had complete and permanent recovery from headache in less than 24 hours after a single epidural blood patch. Of those responding, 42.3% were willing to undergo spinal anesthesia in the future, when indicated, only if they could be assured of getting epidural blood patch in the event of a postdural puncture headache.
- Epidural blood patch
- postdural puncture headache
- complications of dural puncture
- patient acceptance of spinal anesthesia
- anesthetic techniques
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