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Title: Lumbar puncture: risks and complications.
Authors: Taylor, David McD
Issue Date: 1996
Publisher: Wiley
Place of publication: Melbourne
Publication Title: Emergency Medicine
Volume: 8
Issue: 4
Start Page: 261
End Page: 265
Abstract: Lumbar puncture is a procedure commonly performed in the emergency department. This paper reviews the indications, contraindications and the complications of lumbar puncture such as post-lumbar puncture headache, traumatic tap and cerebral herniation. As well as highlighting the particular risks of lumbar puncture in different disease processes, this paper aims to provide physicians with an understanding of the procedure that will assist them in their clinical decision making. The role of computed tomography and medico-legal aspects of lumbar puncture are also discussed.
ISSN: 1742-6731
Internal ID Number: 00193
Type: Journal Article
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