TRANSNASAL SPHENOPALATINE GANGLION BLOCK, AN INNOVATIVE MODALITY FOR TREATMENT OF POST DURAL PUNCTURAL HEADACHE

  • Shahid Shafi Khawaja Combined Military Hospital Skardu/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Muhammad Yasir Rafiq Combined Military Hospital Skardu/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Huma Rafi THQ Hospital Kharian Pakistan
  • Shahzad Ali Combined Military Hospital Skardu/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Abu Sufyan Combined Military Hospital Skardu/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
Keywords: Post duralpunctural headache, Sphenopalatine ganglion block, Spinal anesthesia

Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of a new& novel technique Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block (SPG) for the treatment of post duralpunctural headache (PDPH) at Combined Military Hospital, Skardu.

Study Design: Case series.

Place and Duration of Study: The study was conducted at department of Anesthesiology, pain and intensive care, Combined Military Hospital, Skardu, from Mar to Oct 2017.

Material and Methods: Total of 53 patients of PDPH fulfilling inclusion criteria were offered SPG block and their response was quantified on visual analogue scale (VAS) from 0-10.

Results: Out of total n=53 all the patients were females, the age of the patients were between 18-37 years, with themean of 27.08 and ± SD of 5.188), VAS score before undergoing SPG block was between 8 and 10 with the mean of 9.377 ± SD 0.664. For the patients after undergoing SPG block significant decrease on mean i.e. 1.175 with ±SD 0.657 was noted with p-value<0.001 which was considered significant.

Conclusion: SPG block was found more innovative modality for treating post duralpunctural headache.

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Published
2019-04-19
How to Cite
Khawaja, S., Rafiq, M., Rafi, H., Ali, S., & Sufyan, A. (2019). TRANSNASAL SPHENOPALATINE GANGLION BLOCK, AN INNOVATIVE MODALITY FOR TREATMENT OF POST DURAL PUNCTURAL HEADACHE. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal, 69(2), 403-07. Retrieved from https://pafmj.org/index.php/PAFMJ/article/view/2763
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