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1/”Now your mouth will drop when you see the cord compression we caused,” I said to my fellow looking at our targeted #bloodpatch CT, “But take a deep breath—that’s actually what we want.”
A #tweetorial about CSF leaks & blood patches! #medtwitter #CSFleak #neurotwitter #neurorad Image
2/Epidural blood patches (EBPs) have been around since the 60s. Blood was first injected in the epidural space to try to plug the leak in post-dural puncture HA. It has now been expanded to other CSF leaks. However, controlled studies are lacking & therefore methods vary greatly Image
3/No one is sure of how EBPs work. Some believe blood directly plugs the leak site. Other believe it’s a pressure effect--injected blood increases epidural pressure, squeezing the thecal sac like a stress ball, elevating subarachnoid CSF pressure to relieve low pressure HA. Image
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