Cerebral subdural hematoma following spinal anesthesia: report of two cases.

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Cerebral subdural hematoma following spinal anesthesia: report of two cases.

Case Report Med. 2012;2012:352028

Authors: Moradi M, Shami S, Farhadifar F, Nesseri K

Abstract Postdural puncture headache and cerebral subdural hematoma are among complications of spinal anesthesia with some common characteristics; however misdiagnosis of these two could result in a catastrophic outcome or prevent unwanted results by urgent interventions. With the purpose of increasing awareness of such complications and a speedy diagnosis, we report two cases of postspinal anesthesia headache that was timely diagnosed as cerebral subdural hematoma and prevented the likelihood of a disastrous outcome.

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