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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 143-145

A simple modification of sphenopalatine ganglion block for treatment of postdural puncture headache: A case series

1 Department of Anaesthesiology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Onco-Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care, Pain and Palliative Medicine, DRBRAIRCH, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Amit Rastogi
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/aer.aer_67_21

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To evaluate the efficacy of modified sphenopalatine ganglion block (MSPGB) to reduce the severity of post-dural puncture headache (PDPH). Five adult patients of both genders with age >18 years having PDPH intractable to conservative management were given modified sphenopalatine block in the postoperative period, and numeric rating scale (NRS) was recorded at regular intervals till the hospital discharge. MSPGB is a simple, noninvasive technique that provides instantaneous symptomatic relief in PDPH.

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