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Epidural Blood Patch in a Nine-year-old Boy
  1. Robert V. Purtock, MD, PhD,
  2. John L. Buhl, MD and
  3. Stephen E. Abram, MD
  1. From the Departments of Anesthesiology and Family Practice, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Waukesha Memorial Hospital, Waukesha, Wisconsin


The authors describe a case of a 9-year-old boy with evidence of a post-lumbar puncture who was successfully treated with an epidural blood patch using 5 ml of autologous blood.

  • Anesthesia
  • epidural
  • Post-lumbar puncture headache
  • Epidural blood patch

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