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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 352028, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/352028
Case Report

Cerebral Subdural Hematoma Following Spinal Anesthesia: Report of Two Cases

1Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran
2Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran
3Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Faculty of Medicine, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran
4Department of Anesthesia, Faculty of Medicine, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran

Received 16 January 2012; Accepted 6 February 2012

Academic Editor: Dianne L. Atkins

Copyright © 2012 Mehrdad Moradi 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.

Abstract

Postdural puncture headache and cerebral subdural hematoma are among complications of spinal anesthesia with some common characteristics; however misdiagnosis of these two could result in a catastrophic outcome or prevent unwanted results by urgent interventions. With the purpose of increasing awareness of such complications and a speedy diagnosis, we report two cases of postspinal anesthesia headache that was timely diagnosed as cerebral subdural hematoma and prevented the likelihood of a disastrous outcome.