Epidural Blood Patch
An epidural blood patch is when a small amount of blood is used to seal a puncture site in the spine as a result of a spinal tap procedure. The patch helps restore normal pressure in the spinal fluid.
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Last reviewedJune 2013by Marcin Chwistek, MD
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