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, vol.120, no.6, pp.447-450, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 120 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/00207451003778751
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.447-450

Abstract

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.