Background: Post dural puncture headache (PDPH) is a complication of spinal and
epidural anesthesia defined by a very severe dull, non-throbbing positional headache
along with nausea, vomiting and other symptoms. According to the positional character
of PDPH, through this study we compared the effect of Abdominal support in the
prevalence of the headache.
Materials and Methods: 400 patients participated in this study among whom some
needed with and without abdominal support just after operation , based upon the type of
operations required. We compared the rate of PDPH between the two groups.
Results: Eight(4%) of the patients with abdominal support after the procedure and
twenty five of the patient without abdominal support (12.5%) had headache.
Conclusion: Abdominal support after operation seems to be a reliable way to reduce
PDPH occurrence following spinal or epidural puncture, although it needs more trials in
this regard.
Keywords: Post Dural Puncture Headache, Spinal anesthesia,abdominal support

Abdominal support after operation