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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 178-180

A case of subdural hematoma following lumbar puncture

1 Consultant Neurologist, Amaravati Hospital, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Neurosurgery, Govt. General Hospital, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
3 Department of General Medicine, Katuri Medical College, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Lumbar puncture (LP) is a frequent procedure done for administration of spinal anesthesia or for obtaining cerebrospinal fluid for analysis. The common complications of LP are pain at the local site and headache. Fortunately, the serious complications such as infections of central nervous system, brain stem herniation, and subdural hematoma are rare. We present a rare case of subdural hematoma following a LP.

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