spinal headache

spi·nal head·ache

headache, usually frontal or occipital, which follows lumbar puncture; precipitated by patient's sitting or standing, and relieved by lying down; due to leakage of CSF fluid through the puncture site, with resulting reduction in CSF pressure and traction on the dural and cerebral vessels.

spi·nal head·ache

(spī'năl hed'āk)
Headache pain, usually frontal or occipital, following dural puncture; precipitated by sitting up, relieved by lying down; due to leakage of cerebrospinal fluid from subarachnoid space through the site of the puncture.
Synonym(s): post-lumbar puncture syndrome.
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ITN NO ITN SIDE EFFECT (N=100) (N=100) P Pruritus, % 10 0 .001 Nausea or vomiting, % 17 15 .68 Urinary catherization, % 25 5 .000 Maternal hypotension, % 6 6 .99 Spinal headache, no.
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