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Indian Journal of Clinical Anaesthesia

Study of incidence of postdural puncture headache (pdph) in pregnant women with different body mass index undergoing caesarean section under spinal anaesthesia

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Author Details: Sanjeev Bhimashankar Birajdar, Deepa Nijalingappa Allolli, Mujahed Javed

Volume : 3

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2394-4994

Print ISSN : 2394-4781

Article First Page : 443

Article End Page : 445


Introduction: Postdural puncture headache is commonly experienced by parturients especially after caesarean delivery under spinal anaesthesia. The objective of our study was to study the incidence of PDPH in pregnant women with low and high body mass index.
Methods: Our study comprised of Group A and Group B of 30 patients each with BMI < 30kg/m2 and > 30kg/m2 respectively undergoing elective caesarean section under spinal anaesthesia.
Results: The study was a prospective randomized study in which incidence of PDPH was higher in patients with low body mass index compared to those with high body mass index.
Conclusion: Incidence of PDPH was higher in patients with low body mass index compared to high body mass index and the difference was statistically significant.

: Postdural puncture headache, Caesarean, Body mass index, Spinal