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A rare complication of spinal anesthesia: Intracranial subdural hemorrhage

Cengiz Kaplan, Ozgur Dandin, Erkan Kaya, Ferhat Cuce, Muzaffer Durmus, Ugur Karapinar, Tuncer Ergin.

Abstract
Spinal (subarachnoid) anesthesia (SA) is a widely used general-purpose anesthesia. Postdural Puncture Headaches (PDPHs) represent one of the principal complications of spinal anesthesia. A 21-year-old man underwent inguinal herniorrhaphy and orchiectomy using spinal anesthesia. Postoperatively, our patient started to have a headache with nausea. The patient received symptomatic therapy, but the severe headache persisted even in the supine position, with his vital signs and neurological examination being normal. Cranial MRI showed a bilateral subdural hematoma from his frontal to temporal region. A postdural puncture headache is a frequent complication after spinal anesthesia. However, serious complications, such as an intracranial subdural hemorrhage, can rarely occur.

Key words: Spinal anesthesia, headache, subdural hemorrhage, complication


 
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Kaplan C, Dandin O, Kaya E, Cuce F, Durmus M, Karapinar U, Ergin T. A rare complication of spinal anesthesia: Intracranial subdural hemorrhage. Arch Clin Exp Surg. 2015; 4(1): 54-56. doi:10.5455/aces.20120720101707


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Kaplan C, Dandin O, Kaya E, Cuce F, Durmus M, Karapinar U, Ergin T. A rare complication of spinal anesthesia: Intracranial subdural hemorrhage. http://www.ejmaces.com/?mno=21996 [Access: February 19, 2018]. doi:10.5455/aces.20120720101707


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Kaplan C, Dandin O, Kaya E, Cuce F, Durmus M, Karapinar U, Ergin T. A rare complication of spinal anesthesia: Intracranial subdural hemorrhage. Arch Clin Exp Surg. 2015; 4(1): 54-56. doi:10.5455/aces.20120720101707



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Kaplan C, Dandin O, Kaya E, Cuce F, Durmus M, Karapinar U, Ergin T. A rare complication of spinal anesthesia: Intracranial subdural hemorrhage. Arch Clin Exp Surg. (2015), [cited February 19, 2018]; 4(1): 54-56. doi:10.5455/aces.20120720101707



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Kaplan, C., Dandin, O., Kaya, E., Cuce, F., Durmus, M., Karapinar, U. & Ergin, T. (2015) A rare complication of spinal anesthesia: Intracranial subdural hemorrhage. Arch Clin Exp Surg, 4 (1), 54-56. doi:10.5455/aces.20120720101707



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Kaplan, Cengiz, Ozgur Dandin, Erkan Kaya, Ferhat Cuce, Muzaffer Durmus, Ugur Karapinar, and Tuncer Ergin. 2015. A rare complication of spinal anesthesia: Intracranial subdural hemorrhage. Archives of Clinical and Experimental Surgery (ACES), 4 (1), 54-56. doi:10.5455/aces.20120720101707



Chicago Style

Kaplan, Cengiz, Ozgur Dandin, Erkan Kaya, Ferhat Cuce, Muzaffer Durmus, Ugur Karapinar, and Tuncer Ergin. "A rare complication of spinal anesthesia: Intracranial subdural hemorrhage." Archives of Clinical and Experimental Surgery (ACES) 4 (2015), 54-56. doi:10.5455/aces.20120720101707



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Kaplan, Cengiz, Ozgur Dandin, Erkan Kaya, Ferhat Cuce, Muzaffer Durmus, Ugur Karapinar, and Tuncer Ergin. "A rare complication of spinal anesthesia: Intracranial subdural hemorrhage." Archives of Clinical and Experimental Surgery (ACES) 4.1 (2015), 54-56. Print. doi:10.5455/aces.20120720101707



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Kaplan, C., Dandin, O., Kaya, E., Cuce, F., Durmus, M., Karapinar, U. & Ergin, T. (2015) A rare complication of spinal anesthesia: Intracranial subdural hemorrhage. Archives of Clinical and Experimental Surgery (ACES), 4 (1), 54-56. doi:10.5455/aces.20120720101707





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