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blood patch

blood patch

An injection of a patient's own blood over the dura to repair a cerebrospinal fluid leak that may be caused by a lumbar puncture, esp. one performed with a large-bore needle. It is used to treat post–lumbar puncture headache.
Synonym: epidural blood patch See: post–lumbar puncture headache
See also: patch
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Postpartum cerebral ischaemia after accidental dural puncture and epidural blood patch.
Gordon RE, Moser FG, Pressman BD, et al: Resolution of pachymeningeal enhancement following dural puncture and blood patch.
The severity of headache, as measured by the area under the "VRSP multiplied by days" curve, was a median of 10 in the blood patch group, compared with 19 in the sham injection group, said Dr.
Although an epidural blood patch causes a sudden increase in intracranial pressure, which is one of the mechanisms by which it causes immediate relief of the headache, this patient was exhibiting signs of deterioration prior to its placement.
If symptoms recur, a second blood patch may be attempted in a similar fashion as the first.
A purely conservative approach to management consists of bed rest, oral hydration, generous caffeine intake and steroid therapy, but autologous epidural blood patch (EBP) has emerged as the most important non-surgical management (6-8).
Epidural blood patch (EBP) is frequently employed to treat PDPH (1).
Bu konuya dikkat ceken ve postoperatif uzamis hava kacagi nedeniyle otolog blood patch ile hizli ve etkili bir tedavi saglayan bazi calismacilar yontemin basarisini bildirmislerdir [4-7,9].
Autologous epidural blood patch is used to treat the CSF leak, even when MRI has not located the exact site of the leak.
For an epidural blood patch, 10-20 mL of autologous blood is injected into the epidural space.