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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 2009;57(6):789-792.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.2009.57.6.789   
Pseudomeningocele after lumbar discectomy treated with fibrin glue and epidural blood patch: A case report.
Jun Young Chung, Bong Jae Lee, Yong Il Kim, Young Min Kim, Jae Woo Yi, Jong Man Kang, Dong Ok Kim
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, East-West Neo Medical Center, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea. lbj8350@naver.com
Abstract
Pseudomeningocele is rare complication after lumbar discectomy. Most pseudomeningoceles are asymptomatic, but sometimes can cause headaches, infection, back pain, and radicular pain. Treatment modalities include conservative management, epidural blood patch, lumbar subarachnoid drainage, and surgery. We report a successful treatment of pseudomeningocele with epidural blood and fibrin glue patch, which did not treated with conservative management and epidural blood patch alone.
Key Words: Epidural blood patch; Fibrin glue; Pseudomeningocele
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