Epidural cerebrospinal fluid collection after lumbar puncture.

TitleEpidural cerebrospinal fluid collection after lumbar puncture.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsAronson PL, Zonfrillo MR
JournalPediatr Emerg Care
Volume25
Issue7
Pagination467-8
Date Published2009 Jul
ISSN1535-1815
KeywordsBack Pain, Cerebrospinal Fluid, Child, Preschool, Diagnosis, Differential, Epidural Space, Headache, Humans, Lumbar Vertebrae, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Male, Spinal Puncture
Abstract

Lumbar puncture is a common procedure in the emergency department. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak through a dural tear can cause transient side effects including headache and backache, although more severe symptoms may occur. These CSF collections can be managed nonoperatively without any neurologic sequelae. We report a patient with a symptomatic epidural CSF collection after diagnostic lumbar puncture, followed by a brief review of the literature including discussion of techniques that can reduce CSF leak.

DOI10.1097/PEC.0b013e3181ab8325
Alternate JournalPediatr Emerg Care
PubMed ID19606006