Postdural puncture headache (PDPH) is a major complication
of neuraxial anesthesia that can occur following
spinal anesthesia and with inadvertent dural puncture
during epidural anesthesia. Risks factors include female
sex, young age, pregnancy, vaginal delivery, low body
mass index, and being a non-smoker. Needle size, design
and the technique used also affect the risk.
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