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Sphenopalatine ganglion block for treatment of post-dural puncture headache

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In this review, we discuss transnasal sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) block: a new, simple and minimally invasive procedure for the treatment of post-dural puncture headache (PDPH) by applying local anaesthesia through the patient's nose to the nasopharynx. PDPH is a severe and disabling complication sometimes caused by lumbar puncture or unintentional dural puncture. Current treatment includes epidural blood patch, which is an invasive and resource-demanding procedure with the potential of causing severe complications such as infection and paralysis. SPG block seems to be effective and may ease and improve the treatment of PDPH.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftUgeskrift for Laeger
Vol/bind181
Udgave nummer19
ISSN0041-5782
StatusUdgivet - 6 maj 2019

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