Indian Journal of Pain

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 194--196

Pneumocephalus after epidural injection: A rare complication of a common procedure


Sohail Sachdeva, Sadhana Sanwatsarkar, Meghna Maheshwari, Priyank Singh 
 Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Sohail Sachdeva
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India

Our patient with prolapsed intervertebral disc at L3–L4 was given lumbar epidural steroid injection using loss of resistance to air technique with 3 ml of air. After 5–6 h, she developed severe frontal and temporal headache with few episodes of nonprojectile vomiting, followed by disorientation and agitation. An urgent magnetic resonance imaging was done which revealed pneumocephalus.


How to cite this article:
Sachdeva S, Sanwatsarkar S, Maheshwari M, Singh P. Pneumocephalus after epidural injection: A rare complication of a common procedure.Indian J Pain 2017;31:194-196


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Sachdeva S, Sanwatsarkar S, Maheshwari M, Singh P. Pneumocephalus after epidural injection: A rare complication of a common procedure. Indian J Pain [serial online] 2017 [cited 2019 Sep 17 ];31:194-196
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