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ID 19732
  Title Acute intracranial subdural hematoma after epidural steroid injection: a case report
Journal J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2007 Sep;30(7):536-538
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Case Report
Abstract/Notes OBJECTIVE: Conservative treatment of lumbar radiculopathy includes bed rest, oral medications, physical therapy, spinal manipulation, mobilization, and epidural steroid injections. Intracranial subdural hematoma after accidental dural puncture is a rare and life-threatening complication of epidural steroid injections. In this report, we present a case of subacute intracranial subdural hematoma that developed after epidural steroid injection.

CLINICAL FEATURES: A 40-year-old man was admitted to our clinic with severe persistent headache and vomiting for 2 days after epidural steroid injection for right leg pain.

INTERVENTION AND OUTCOME: The patient was hospitalized for epidural steroid injection for right leg pain in our pain clinic and was discharged the same day. Twenty-four hours later, he started having a headache. Despite the use of oral analgesics, his headache worsened, and he began to vomit particularly in the upright position. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain displayed a right frontal subdural hematoma. The headache was relieved after strict bed rest, intravenous hydration, and analgesics. The patient was discharged with full recovery after 1 week.

CONCLUSION: Intracranial subdural hematoma after accidental dural puncture during epidural steroid injection is a rare complication. Persistent headache should be evaluated carefully for possible intracranial hematomas.

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