Isolated Cortical Vein Thrombosis After Epidural Anesthesia: Report of Three Cases


Yildiz Ö. , BALABAN H. , ÇİL G. , ÖZTOPRAK İ. , BOLAYIR E. , Topaktas S.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, cilt.120, ss.447-450, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 120 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3109/00207451003778751
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.447-450

Özet

Cerebral venous thrombosis rarely develops after lumbar puncture and spinal anesthesia with accidental dural puncture, however, occurrence of isolated cortical vein thrombosis after epidural anesthesia is extremely rare. We report three cases who developed postural headache and isolated cortical vein thrombosis after epidural anesthesia. We postulate that intracranial hypotension is the cause of compensatory venous dilatation and resultant thrombosis.