Pneumocephalus after a lumbar epidural steroid injection

Anthony H. Guarino, Neill M. Wright

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Lumbar epidural steroid injections are a routine therapeutic procedure provided by pain management physicians. Despite a known low morbidity, significant acute events can occur. We report a patient who developed symptoms mimicking a stroke after an epidural injection, and provide an evaluation and assessment of this patient plus other rare complications that occur with epidural injections.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-241
Number of pages3
JournalPain Physician
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2005


  • Dural puncture
  • Epidural steroid injection
  • Headache
  • Pneumocephalus
  • Post dural puncture


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