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Anesthesiology Research and Practice
Volume 2012, Article ID 923904, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/923904
Review Article

Transforaminal Blood Patch for the Treatment of Chronic Headache from Intracranial Hypotension: A Case Report and Review

1Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management, University of Arizona, 1501 N. Campbell Avenue, Room 5301, P.O. Box 245114, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA
2Department of Pharmacology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA
3Department of Neurology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA
4El Paso Orthopaedic Surgery Group, El Paso, TX 79930, USA

Received 8 April 2011; Accepted 16 June 2011

Academic Editor: Andrea Trescot

Copyright © 2012 Kirk Bowden et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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