Document Type: Case Report


Emergency Department, Al Ain Hospital, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates


Objective: Epidural anesthesia is one of the famous, generally safe, and most requested
pain relief measures in labor. Nevertheless, it can have some complications though
pneumocephalus and subdural effusion are very rare complications.
Case Presentation: A 32-year-old woman presented with a severe persistent headache
after a vaginal delivery, where epidural anesthesia was used for pain control. Her brain
computerized tomography (CT) scan confirmed pneumocephalus and subdural effusion
as a complication of the procedure.
Conclusion: Although headache can be present in many women post-delivery,
investigations should run in susceptible women with alerting signs.


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