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Korean J Pain. 2005 Jun;18(1):60-63. Korean. Case Report.
Park JH , Yoon DM , Lee YC , Kim WO , Yoon KB .
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Anesthesia and Pain Research Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

This report describes the successful treatment of spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH) with multiple cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks using 10 applications of epidural blood patches (EBP). A forty year old female who suffered with a postural headache was diagnosed as having SIH. On the cisternography, multiple CSF leaks were noted at the thoracic and lumbar area. Her headache was not improved with conservative treatments such as bed rest, hydration and NSAIDS. So, she underwent treatment with EBPs. After 10 applications of site-directed EBPs, her headache was resolved gradually and completely without any complications.

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