Dural Puncture

Some articles on dural puncture, puncture:

Epidural - Complications
... the epidural instead of alternatives such as saline or lidocaine Accidental dural puncture with headache (common, about 1 in 100 insertions) ... means it is comparatively easy to cross it and accidentally puncture the dura (and arachnoid) with the needle ... space, which may in turn cause a post dural puncture headache (PDPH) ...

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