Document Type : Original Article
Higher Institution of Health in Anbar, Anbar Health Directorate, Ministry of Health, Iraq
General Directorate of Anbar Education, Ministry of Education, Iraq
College of Medicine, University of Fallujah, Anbar, Iraq
Post-Dural puncture headache (PDPH) is an unpleasant consequence following regional anesthesia, especially in younger people, that requires precaution to avoid. The purpose of this study was to examine the association between patients and demographic parameters such as age, sex, marital status, residency, and kind of operation, as well as the influence of the gage of a spinal needle on headache severity. In our recent study, the incidence is estimated to be around 20%. The size of the dural perforation is the most important element in the development of PDPH. Other variables, such as the geometry of the dural perforation and the direction of the spinal needle, play a smaller influence. Increasing the gauge (G) of the needle used for spinal anesthetic could be a sensible way to reduce the risk of PDPH. As a result, a compromise between the danger of PDPH and the danger of technical failure has been reached. We conclude to use spinal needl with the high gauge to reduce the P.D.P.H. but had non-significant on the demographic parameters.