CT-guided epidural blood patch for treatment of CSF leak and pseudomeningocele following tethered cord release in a 3-year-old
Blood Patch, Epidural
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak
Neural Tube Defects
An epidural blood patch (EBP) has become standard of care for management of postdural puncture headache, and in recent years, attempts have been made to expand its applicability. Its utility in the management of postsurgical pseudomeningocele remains poorly defined, and few reports describe its use in children. In this case, we report the successful management of lumbar pseudomeningocele via EBP in a 3-year-old after tethered cord release, thereby obviating the need for surgical repair and its potential morbidity.