Bilateral greater occipital nerve block for headache after corrective spinal surgery: a case report

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  • Edmundo Pereira de Souza Neto Centre Hospitalier de Montauban
  • José Luis Martinez Hôpital Sainte Justine
  • Kathryn Dekoven Hôpital Sainte Justine
  • Francoise Yungb and Sandra Lesage Hôpital Sainte Justine
Keywords: bilateral greater occipital nerve block, corrective spinal surgery, headache

Abstract

Background: Post-dural puncture headache is a common complication for patients with dural puncture and if untreated can result in complications such as subdural hematoma and seizures. Aim: The aim of this case report is to present a case of headache after corrective spinal surgery for idiopathic scoliosis resolved with a bilateral greater occipital nerve block (BGON). (Full text available online at www.medpharm.tandfonline.com/ojaa) South Afr J Anaesth Analg 2018; DOI: 10.1080/22201181.2018.1429045

Author Biographies

Edmundo Pereira de Souza Neto, Centre Hospitalier de Montauban
Département d’anesthésie Centre Hospitalier de Montauban Montauban
José Luis Martinez, Hôpital Sainte Justine
Département d’anesthésie Hôpital Sainte Justine Montréal
Kathryn Dekoven, Hôpital Sainte Justine
Département d’anesthésie Hôpital Sainte Justine Montréal
Francoise Yungb and Sandra Lesage, Hôpital Sainte Justine
Département d’anesthésie Hôpital Sainte Justine Montréal
Published
2018-03-20
Section
Case Studies