Progressive back pain due to epidural cerebrospinal fluid collection: a rare complication of lumbar puncture in adolescents

Authors

  • Ana Sofia Simões Cuidados Intensivos Pediátricos. Hospital Pediátrico, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8443-0689
  • Raquel Penteado Department of Pediatric Intensive Care, Hospital Pediátrico, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra
  • Leonor Carvalho Department of Pediatric Intensive Care, Hospital Pediátrico, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0537-4020
  • Andrea Dias Department of Pediatric Intensive Care, Hospital Pediátrico, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra; Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Coimbra https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5102-5388

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.25753/BirthGrowthMJ.v31.i1.20188

Keywords:

adolescent, complications, epidural, hygroma, lumbar puncture

Abstract

Lumbar puncture is commonly performed in Pediatrics. Common complications include headache and mild pain at the puncture site. Uncommon complications after the procedure, such as epidural cerebrospinal fluid collection, have rarely been described in children and adolescents.

The authors present the clinical report of an adolescent with symptomatic epidural cerebrospinal fluid collection following a non-traumatic lumbar puncture.

Diagnosis (including magnetic resonance imaging findings), treatment, clinical course, and prognosis associated with epidural cerebrospinal fluid collection are reported.

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Published

2022-04-04

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Simões AS, Penteado R, Carvalho L, Dias A. Progressive back pain due to epidural cerebrospinal fluid collection: a rare complication of lumbar puncture in adolescents. REVNEC [Internet]. 2022Apr.4 [cited 2022Dec.5];31(1):55-8. Available from: https://revistas.rcaap.pt/nascercrescer/article/view/20188

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