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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 352-354

Differentiating the headache of cerebral venous thrombosis from post-dural puncture: A headache for anaesthesiologists


Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Kauvery Hospitals, Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Khaja Mohideen Sherfudeen
Kauvery Hospitals, No. 1, K.C. Road, Tennur, Trichy - 620 017, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0019-5049.181609

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Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is a rare complication of lumbar puncture. Occasionally, the clinical picture of CVT may mimic post-dural puncture headache (PDPH) resulting in delayed diagnosis. A case of PDPH progressing to CVT is presented and the pathophysiology, diagnostic challenges and management options discussed in this article.


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