Unique Case of "Post-Lumbar Puncture Headache" HEADACHE Patel, B. A., Williams, N. R., Pritchard, P. B. 2013; 53 (9): 1479-1481

Abstract

Lumbar puncture (LP) is associated with complications that include post-LP orthostatic headache, local bleeding, and subdural hematoma. We report a unique case of a spontaneous frontal epidural hematoma following a therapeutic lumbar puncture in a patient with a history of idiopathic intracranial hypertension. This case highlights the importance of symptomatology in patients following LPs by revealing a rare intracranial presentation that would be devastating if not discovered promptly and appropriately managed.

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