Management of Persistent Headaches Following Neuraxial Anesthesia

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This is a 30 year old G3P2012 female with past medical history of gestational hypertension and episodic migraines with paresthesias secondary to a previous bullet wound. She presents two weeks after c-section with spinal anesthesia requiring multiple attempts with complaints of intractable severe headache, described as different in character from baseline. Providers at the outside hospital suspected post dural puncture headache. The patient elected for conservative therapy with no relief. At our institution, further evaluation revealed subdural hematoma under the right frontoparietal convexity. In this presentation, we will discuss the diagnostic evaluation and management of persistent headaches following neuraxial anesthesia


American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, October 12-16, 2023, San Francisco, CA