• Users Online: 1476
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
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
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0019-5049.181609

Rights and Permissions

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.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded526    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 1    

Recommend this journal