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Sinus venous thrombosis: a differential diagnosis of postpartum headache


Wittmann, M; Dewald, D; Urbach, H; Gast, A S; Linnebank, M; Baumgarten, G; Knuefermann, P; Hering, R (2012). Sinus venous thrombosis: a differential diagnosis of postpartum headache. Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 285(1):93-97.

Abstract

In this report, we describe a patient who developed severe headache following epidural analgesia for labor and delivery. Although the epidural puncture had been reported to be uneventful, headache was initially suspected to result from an accidental dural puncture. After the headache worsened, a sinus venous thrombosis was suspected and subsequently confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging. This case highlights the difficulty of differential diagnosis of headache in the postnatal period in patients after EDA and stresses the necessity of considering alternative pathologies.

Abstract

In this report, we describe a patient who developed severe headache following epidural analgesia for labor and delivery. Although the epidural puncture had been reported to be uneventful, headache was initially suspected to result from an accidental dural puncture. After the headache worsened, a sinus venous thrombosis was suspected and subsequently confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging. This case highlights the difficulty of differential diagnosis of headache in the postnatal period in patients after EDA and stresses the necessity of considering alternative pathologies.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Neurology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2012
Deposited On:10 Nov 2011 14:24
Last Modified:08 Dec 2017 23:11
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0932-0067
Additional Information:The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s00404-011-1964-0
PubMed ID:21773786

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