Conflict of Interest: The authors report no conflict of interest.
Unique Case of “Post-Lumbar Puncture Headache”
Article first published online: 8 JAN 2013
© 2013 American Headache Society
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 53, Issue 9, pages 1479–1481, October 2013
How to Cite
Patel, B. A., Williams, N. R. and Pritchard, P. B. (2013), Unique Case of “Post-Lumbar Puncture Headache”. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 53: 1479–1481. doi: 10.1111/head.12005
- Issue published online: 1 OCT 2013
- Article first published online: 8 JAN 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 8 OCT 2012
- lumbar puncture;
- epidural hematoma
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.