Postpartum cortical venous thrombosis: An unusual presentati
A 17-year-old female G1P0 with a past medical history of sickle cell trait and obesity (body mass index of 40) arrived to triage with the complaints of vaginal spotting. She presented at approximately 34 weeks' gestational age with a quickly progressing cervical examination. She was admitted to the labor and delivery ward for observation of preterm labor and administration of steroids. The patient began to have progressively worsening contractions and requested an epidural for pain relief. An epidural was attempted by the resident anesthesiologist and attending anesthesiologist. After much struggle, an inadvertent dural puncture occurred followed by an intrathecal catheter placement as per the hospital protocol. The patient had an uncomplicated vaginal delivery approximately 3 h later and the intrathecal catheter was left in situ for 24 h....;year=2016;volume=6;issue=2;spage=95;epage=97;aulast=Raj