Successful Epidural Blood Patch after Dural Tear Article

Full Text via DOI: 10.1213/XAA.0000000000000025 PMID: 25612108 Web of Science: 000218931200001

Cited authors

  • Gilly, George M., Jr.; Thomas, Mack


  • Current literature reports a 3.1% incidence of durotomy with spine surgery, and this number increases to 15.9% with revision spine surgery. With the use of a blood patch to treat a dural tear, the anesthesia team was able to prevent a second reoperation. This treatment option offers anesthesiologists the opportunity to minimize further patient harm and increased cost associated with dural tears.

Publication date

  • 2014

Published in

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2325-7237

Start page

  • 133

End page

  • 134


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