Unique case of "post-lumbar puncture headache".
Headache. 2013 Oct;53(9):1479-81
Authors: Patel BA, Williams NR, Pritchard PB
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.
PMID: 23298181 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]