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CADAVID-PUENTES, Adriana; BERMUDEZ-GUERRERO, Francisco  and  GUERRERO-NOPE, Carlos. Subdural injection: report of two cases. Iatreia [online]. 2016, vol.29, n.4, pp.485-492. ISSN 0121-0793.

Two cases are reported of accidental subdural injection during epidural procedures for pain control. The first one was a man with chronic lumbar pain who suffered such complication during an epidural injection of steroids using the interlaminar approach. The second one was a woman with intracranial hypotension syndrome who required the application of an epidural blood patch in order to control multiple CSF fistulae. The procedure had to be aborted twice due to the subdural pattern observed after injection of the contrast medium. Accidental subdural block is a rare complication of epidural injection for analgesic or anesthetic procedures.

Keywords : Adult; Autonomic Nerve Block; Epidural Analgesia; Fluoroscopy; Low Back Pain.

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