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J Korean Neurol Assoc. 2013 Feb;31(1):42-44. Korean. Case Report.
Lee SJ , Lee JH , Lee JH , Heo JH .
Seoul Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.

Lumbar puncture is a simple bedside procedure that is essential for the diagnosis and treatment of several neurologic diseases. Known complications include headache, backache, infection, and hemorrhage, with the most common being postpuncture headache. We report a case of postpuncture spinal subdural hematoma-which is extremely rare-in a 29-year-old female. Although most cases of postpuncture spinal hematomas are associated with coagulation abnormalities, this case shows that it can occur in the absence of predisposing factors.

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