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An epidural blood patch is a surgical procedure that provides immediate relief to the headache caused by leaking spinal fluid. Approximately 15-20 mls of blood is taken from a vein in the patient's arm and subsequently injected into the epidural space in the spine at the site of the spinal fluid leak.
volume of blood
1 cc (cubic centimeter or cm3) is equal to 1 milliliter (mL)
1 US fluid ounce = 29.5735297 ml
So there are 29.5735297 cc's in one fluid ounce.
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Yonsei University Health System, Seoul, Korea.
Intracranial hypotension is characterized by a postural headache which is relieved in a supine position and worsened in a sitting or standing position. Although less commonly reported than postural headache, sixth nerve palsy has also been observed in intracranial hypotension. The epidural blood patch (EBP) has been performed for postdural puncture headache, but little is known about the proper timing of EBP in the treatment of sixth nerve palsy due to intracranial hypotension. This article reports a case of sixth nerve palsy due to spontaneous intracranial hypotension which was treated by EBP 10 days after the onset of palsy.
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