Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology & Reanimation
CASE REPORT

Pterygopalatine Ganglion Block as a Rescue Technique for Failed Epidural Blood Patch

1.

Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida, USA

Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim 2020; 48: 502-504
DOI: 10.5152/TJAR.2020.06887
Read: 70 Downloads: 27 Published: 22 May 2020

Placement of an epidural blood patch is the gold standard treatment for a postdural puncture headache when conservative measures have failed. If unsuccessful in relieving the symptoms, a second epidural blood patch may be warranted. However, when the accepted gold standard treatment has failed, alternative therapies may be pursued. A pterygopalatine ganglion block has been shown to be effective as an alternative to epidural blood patch placement. This case demonstrates the use of a suprazygomatic pterygopalatine ganglion block as a rescue technique for failed repeated epidural blood patch, with complete and permanent resolution of the headache.

Cite this article as: Olsen KR, Cometa MA, Zasimovich Y. Pterygopalatine Ganglion Block as a Rescue Technique for Failed Epidural Blood Patch. Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim 2020; 48(6): 502-4.

Files
EISSN 2667-6370