Neurocysticercosis: A new differential in the diagnosis of postdural puncture headache

Ingrid M. Browne, David J. Birnbach

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Abstract

IMPLICATIONS: Positional headache after spinal anesthesia is considered pathognomonic for postdural puncture headache. This report describes a patient who developed a positional headache after spinal anesthesia that was due to neurocysticercosis, a parasitic central nervous system infestation caused by the tapeworm Taenia solium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)580-582
Number of pages3
JournalAnesthesia and analgesia
Volume97
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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